WINNIPEG — After a cruel taste of wintry weather on Saturday, a late spring snowstorm is in the cards for Monday.
Environment Canada is calling for 5-10 centimetres of snow for the city and a high of 0°C.
WINNIPEG — Hopefully, you haven’t changed out your winter tires just yet.
Winnipeg woke up on a Saturday in mid-April to falling flakes mixed with rain, which later just turned into a steady stream of snow falling to the ground. Spring, right?
By The Canadian Press
CHURCHILL, Man. — When the sun finally broke through a blizzard that lasted three days in a northern Manitoba town, a local leader said it looked like the moon.
Churchill declared a state of local emergency on Friday after about 60 centimetres had fallen since earlier in the week, driven by wind gusts of up to 120 km/h.
WINNIPEG — Southern Manitoba is being hit hard by a late winter storm that developed Monday and continues to have an impact until at least early Wednesday.
West of Winnipeg was seeing the worst of the conditions, combining falling snow and northwesterly winds with gusts in excess of 90 km/h at times.
By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman
NEEPAWA, Man. — If I were a store owner in Westman, I would be thinking about stocking up on rubber boots — it looks like demand might be strong this spring. On Monday, the provincial government released their most recent flood update and it’s looking wet. The report pointed to higher levels of soil moisture going into winter, higher levels of winter precipitation and unfavourable weather conditions in making their forecast.
While there is still a few months of uncertainty regarding weather and melt rates, Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced that there is a risk of moderate to major overland flooding across the province. It’s not looking good for southwest Manitoba, in particular, as the Red, Souris, Pembina, Lower Assiniboine and Roseau rivers, as well as the southwest region of the province in general, are reported to be at risk for major flooding.
WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Office of the Fire Commissioner says homeowners and building managers should check the level of snow buildup on their roofs.
“Excessive snow accumulation this winter has greatly increased the risk of roof
collapse in parts of Manitoba,” the department said.
WINNIPEG — Blowing and drifting snow on Thursday has forced the city to declare a snow route parking ban beginning Sunday morning.
The ban is to facilitate snow clearing and clean-up of curb lanes on major routes.
At midnight on Sunday, vehicles will not be permitted to park on snow routes between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. The ban extends parking restrictions by an additional two hours.
The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG – Manitoba is being hit with high winds and blowing snow that are crippling everything from mail delivery to highway travel and airline flights.
Wind gusts of up to 90 km/h are kicking up piles of snow already blanketing the province, creating whiteout conditions and delaying flights out of Winnipeg.
Manitoba RCMP say there were more than 30 collisions by mid-morning and Environment Canada issued a blizzard and cold warning.
It’s a treacherous commute back to work after the holidays for many Manitobans today.
Snowfall overnight has made roads slippery and snow-packed, prompting a truck plowing operation on main routes, bus routes and collector streets.
Sidewalk plowing is also underway and a major load and haul operation is continuing. Sanding of all streets will continue to improve traction.
WINNIPEG — A Colorado low is stirring up active weather over southern Manitoba to begin 2017.
An Alberta clipper that was to wallop Winnipeg and southern portions of the province on Friday never fully materialized into the predicted snowfall amounts. A new system tracking into the region Sunday night looks to be making up for that.