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Southern Manitoba Bracing for Blast of Winter Weather

January 10, 2024 7:49 AM | News


A woman navigates snowy Winnipeg streets on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Wintry weather is on its way as an Alberta clipper moves into the province.

A special weather statement was issued Wednesday for the Red River Valley, including the city of Winnipeg. Environment Canada says the weather system will pass through southern Manitoba over the next two days, bringing an accumulation of light snow.

Snowfall amounts over the next 36 hours could reach up to 15 cm for parts of southern Manitoba.

“This will be rather impactful and is the first significant snowfall of this season for much of the area,” the statement said.

Temperatures will nosedive later in the week, with Thursday’s high dropping to -17°C and chilly minus double digits heading into the weekend.

The City of Winnipeg says its crews are ready for the snow to fall. Road conditions are being monitored and the city will apply sand to improve roadway traction as required.