Blizzard Conditions Start the Work Week

The big story of the weekend was the weather, and it continues into today. If you haven’t left for work yet, give yourself extra time to do so — it’s slick out there.

Environment Canada issued a blizzard warning late Sunday for much of southern Manitoba, citing blowing snow and high winds for most of Monday. Snow fall accumulation won’t be too much of an issue, as only 2-5 cm are predicted in the Red River Valley, increasing to 10 cm or so near the Ontario border.

Forecasters are advising to travel with caution on highways, with swirling and blowing snow causing reduced visibility in areas of the province.

Thankfully, you’ll only have to put up with blizzard-like conditions one more day. Tuesday is expected to bring sunny skies and colder temperatures, which will be a plus if you need to travel. Temperatures will hover around the -16°C mark for most of the week.

After being hit with wet, heavy snow Friday evening and into Saturday, it cleared up enough for folks to make their way down to The Forks to welcome Dave Daley and his 11 dogs (above). Daley and his team left Churchill on January 3 and sled more than 1,200 km to Winnipeg to be part of Manitoba Homecoming 2010 celebrations.

Image credit: Sonja K.