Much of western Manitoba under snowfall warnings as Alberta clipper moves


Environment Canada issued snow warnings and special weather statements for a number of areas in western Manitoba on Sunday as an Alberta mower continues to push snow into parts of the province.

Areas subject to a snowfall warning include:

  • Dolphin – Russell – Roblin – Winnipegosis.
  • Flin Flon – Cranberry Portage – Snow Lake.
  • Grand Rapids-Waterhen.
  • Minnedosa – Riding Mountain National Park.
  • Ste. Rose-McCreary-Alonsa-Gladstone.
  • Swan River – Mount Duck – Porcupine Provincial Forest.
  • The Pas – Wanless – Westray – Clearwater Lake Prov. To park.

Heavy snowfall will continue to fall in these areas before easing later in the day on Sunday, Environment Canada said. Expect an additional 5-15cm of snow in these areas.

Manitobans in affected areas should also prepare for changing or deteriorating travel conditions, as snowfall could quickly reduce visibility. Drivers are reminded to slow down, watch the tail lights and be prepared to stop if visibility is reduced while driving.

Special statements in more regions

Special Weather Statements have also been issued by Environment Canada for the following areas of western Manitoba, due to the Alberta Clipper:

  • Brandon-Neepawa-Carberry-Treherne.
  • Killarney-Pilot Mound-Manitou.
  • Melita – Boissevain – Turtle Mountain Provincial Park.
  • Virden-Souris.

Snowfall and strong winds could produce blowing snow, resulting in reduced visibility for motorists in these areas. A drop in temperature could also freeze wet surfaces, the statement said.

The snow and winds will start to ease Sunday evening, according to Environment Canada, but expect poor travel conditions for these areas to last into Monday.

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