Winter Storm Watches Issued for SK/MB

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Watches

3:25 PM CDT Thursday 21 April 2022 Winter storm watch in effect for areas in yellow


Another Colorado low will move through the Dakotas this weekend and will bring a mix of wintery weather to WestMan and the Interlake areas from Friday morning through Sunday.


This system is expected to bring a swath of very heavy snow from southeastern Saskatchewan through the Manitoba parklands and the interlake with total accumulations of 25 to 50 cm of wet snow. Very strong winds with gusts of 70 to 90 km/h will bring poor visibilities at times in blowing snow. There will likely be areas of freezing rain as well.


This system is expected to move into Ontario on Monday. Lingering flurries will remain for most of the province, but with light accumulations expected.


Colorado lows are notoriously difficult to predict and the details of the weather forecast and potential impacts will change over time. Please consult your local forecasts as the event draws closer for updates, including watches or warnings that may be issued. Note that this weather system will also be affecting southeastern Saskatchewan, Northwestern Ontario, and the bordering states.


Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to mbstorm(at)ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using (hash)mbstorm.


Be prepared for power outages.



From National Weather Service Bismarck, ND.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
239 PM CDT Thu Apr 21 2022

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM CDT /3 AM MDT/ SATURDAY TO 7PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow, blowing snow, and freezing rain possible. Total snow accumulations between 8 and 14 inches and ice accumulations as high as one tenth of an inch possible. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.

* WHERE...Much of north central and western North Dakota.

* WHEN...From 4 AM CDT /3 AM MDT/ Saturday to 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/
  Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Widespread
  blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility. Power outages
  are possible.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Areas with higher elevation could see
  localized ice accumulations as high as one quarter of an inch.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel,have a winter survival kit with you. Notify a friend or family member of your travel plans. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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