Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For Thursday Feb. 15th, 2018

The cold is back and will continue for the next while with the exception of tomorrow were the high will be in the low to mid teen’s with minimal windchill. Currently we have a few clouds, a cold temperature of -30C feels like -39C with our windchill, our winds are from the W at 11 km/h and will increase to 15 – 20 km/h by this afternoon into this evening.

There is a EXTREME COLD WARNING for our area but should end later this morning, there IS A MARINE WIND WARNING for the LAKE today and NO blowing snow advisory.

Our highways in and around our area are in GOOD winter driving conditions. Please plan ahead when traveling.

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!

Extreme Cold Warning in effect

Lake Winnipeg – north basin

Issued 02:33 AM CST 15 February 2018Extreme wind chills of minus 40 or colder are expected this morning as strong north winds usher in frigid arctic air.

Poor visibilities in blowing snow are also expected over South Basin.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.

Warnings

4:36 AM CST Thursday 15 February 2018
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Grand Rapids and Easterville
  • Waterhen Meadow Portage and Skownan

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Temperatures near minus 30 and winds up to 15 km/h are creating wind chills near minus 40 this morning. Wind chills should moderate later this morning.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.

CURRENT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS

Enceladus in Silhouette 
Image Credit: Cassini Imaging TeamSSIJPLESANASA
Explanation: One of our Solar System’s most tantalizing worlds, Enceladus is backlit by the Sun in this Cassini spacecraft image from November 1, 2009. The dramatic illumination reveals the plumes that continuously spew into space from the south pole of Saturn’s 500 kilometer diameter moon. Discovered by Cassini in 2005, the icy plumes are likely connected to an ocean beneath the ice shell of Enceladus. They supply material directly to Saturn’s outer, tenuous E ring and make the surface of Enceladus as reflective as snow. Across the scene, Saturn’s icy rings scatter sunlight toward Cassini’s cameras. Beyond the rings, the night side of 80 kilometer diameter moon Pandora is faintly lit by Saturnlight.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space

 

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