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Strong, Damaging Winds Expected to Hit Southern Manitoba

Strong, Damaging Winds Expected to Hit Southern Manitoba

Prairie Field Wind

WINNIPEG — Prairie winds will kick up in southern Manitoba on Wednesday as Environment Canada warns of gusts up to 90 km/h or higher.

The weather service says the strongest gusts will develop Wednesday morning in southwest Manitoba with the passage of a cold front.

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Manitoba Up in Smoke: Jackman-Atkinson

Manitoba Up in Smoke: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman.ca

Manitoba Wildfire
Manitoba MLA Judy Klassen provided this image showing the evacuation of Wasagamack First Nation in northern Manitoba on Tuesday August 29, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Judy Klassen)

NEEPAWA, Man. — An unusually hot and dry season has farmers breathing a sigh of relief as they get their crops off the field and into the bins, some in record times. But as the last trucks leave the field and farmers stop to look around, many also have concerns. The conditions that have made harvest 2017 a breeze for many have also made for tinder-dry conditions.

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Second Shelter Opens in Winnipeg Soccer Arena for Forest Fire Evacuees

Second Shelter Opens in Winnipeg Soccer Arena for Forest Fire Evacuees

By The Canadian Press

Manitoba Wildfire
Manitoba MLA Judy Klassen provided this image showing the evacuation of Wasagamack First Nation in northern Manitoba on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The Red Cross is working to carry out the evacuation of three northern Manitoba communities threatened by nearby forest fires. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Judy Klassen)

WINNIPEG – The weather provided some help Friday to crews battling a large forest fire that has forced 3,700 people from their homes in northern Manitoba.

The Manitoba government said strong south winds are pushing the smoke away from Wasagamack First Nation, and there is rain in the forecast for the first time in days.

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Wind Could Significantly Raise Levels on Lake Winnipeg, Lake Manitoba: Province

Wind Could Significantly Raise Levels on Lake Winnipeg, Lake Manitoba: Province

Lake Winnipeg
Beach and dock along shores of Lake Winnipeg (FILE)

WINNIPEG — The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure is reporting a strong wind-effect warning for the South Basin of Lake Winnipeg and south Lake Manitoba areas Friday afternoon and Saturday.

“Wind speed and direction could raise levels by as much as three to five feet with the highest setup occurring as a result of the strongest winds,” the centre said in a release. “In addition, these winds can result in significant wave action on shorelines.”

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Hazardous Conditions Caused by Climate Change Put Arctic Research Study on Ice

Hazardous Conditions Caused by Climate Change Put Arctic Research Study on Ice

By John Cotter, The Canadian Press

Climate Change
The port of La Scie, N.L. is shown in a handout photo taken from the CCGS Amundsen helicopter on June 8, 2017. An Arctic climate change study has been cancelled because warming temperatures have filled the sea off northern Newfoundland with hazardous ice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-David Barber)

An Arctic climate change study has been cancelled because warming temperatures have filled the sea off northern Newfoundland with hazardous ice up to eight metres thick.

Instead of cruising north with a team of scientists, the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Amundsen has been busy freeing fishing boats and helping other ships surrounded in ice that usually doesn’t travel so far south at this time of year.

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Dry Weather Prompts Request to Slow Water Flow in Southern Manitoba

Dry Weather Prompts Request to Slow Water Flow in Southern Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

Water

ALTONA, Man. – Thousands of people in south-central Manitoba are being asked by authorities with a water distribution system to slow the flow as hot, dry weather drives up the need for moisture.

The private, not-for-profit Pembina Valley Water Co-operative Inc., says in a statement posted on its website that demand for water is outstripping the supply for its treatment plant at Letellier, south of Winnipeg.

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Dry, Hot Weather Elevating Manitoba’s Wildfire Risk

Dry, Hot Weather Elevating Manitoba’s Wildfire Risk

Forest Fire

WINNIPEG — Hot, dry and windy weather conditions have raised wildfire danger in the province, with many burning permits cancelled in central and eastern Manitoba.

Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner are warning Manitobans to exercise extreme caution this weekend during any outdoor activities.

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