Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For FRIDAY! Mar. 2nd, 2018

THERE IS A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR OUR AREA AS A WINTER STORM IS APPROACHING AND COULD BRING SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL TO OUR REGION, PLEASE SEE THE STATEMENT BELOW.

A mix of sun and cloud today with low to moderate winds, no windchill and a high of -5C.  Currently we have cloud cover, a temperature of -10C feels like -15C with our windchill, our winds are from the NW 8 km/h and will remain steady for the day/evening and overnight.

There is a SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT AND A MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT for our area, please see both statements below.

Our highways in and around our area are in GOOD winter diving conditions at this time, but conditions will change throughout the weekend so keep and eye on the weather and drive accordingly. Please travel safe and plan ahead when traveling on our Northern Highways.

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY AND WEEKEND!

Special weather statement in effect

Lake Winnipegosis

Issued 04:24 AM CST 02 March 2018Major winter storm expected beginning Sunday evening and persisting through Monday and beyond.

A weather disturbance from Saskatchewan will spread some accumulating snow into southern Manitoba this weekend.

A much more significant system, a Colorado Low, will approach southern Manitoba late Sunday. This winter storm will bring a prolonged period of heavy snow, strong winds, and blowing snow to much of southern Manitoba starting Sunday night and possibly persisting into Tuesday.

Colorado Lows can be notoriously difficult to forecast in general and there is an unusually high degree of uncertainty with this particular weather system. It will be some time before the weather intensity and the exact area of its greatest impact can be predicted with confidence.

However, total snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm should be expected and heavier local snowfall amounts are possible. Periods of poor visibilities in blowing snow will also affect travel Monday and Tuesday and prolonged blizzard conditions may occur in parts of Southern Manitoba.

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.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Grand Rapids and Easterville
  • Waterhen Meadow Portage and Skownan

Major winter storm expected beginning Sunday evening and persisting through Monday and beyond.

A weather disturbance from Saskatchewan will spread some accumulating snow into southern Manitoba this weekend.

A much more significant system, a Colorado Low, will approach southern Manitoba late Sunday. This winter storm will bring a prolonged period of heavy snow, strong winds, and blowing snow to much of southern Manitoba starting Sunday night and possibly persisting into Tuesday.

Colorado Lows can be notoriously difficult to forecast in general and there is an unusually high degree of uncertainty with this particular weather system. It will be some time before the weather intensity and the exact area of its greatest impact can be predicted with confidence.

However, total snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm should be expected and heavier local snowfall amounts are possible. Periods of poor visibilities in blowing snow will also affect travel Monday and Tuesday and prolonged blizzard conditions may occur in parts of Southern Manitoba.

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

Alborz Mountain Star Trails 
Image Credit & CopyrightStéphane Guisard (Los Cielos de AmericaTWAN)
Explanation: Colourful star trails arc through the night in this wide-angle mountain and skyscape. From a rotating planet, the digitally added consecutive exposures were made with a camera fixed to a tripod and looking south, over northern Iran’s Alborz Mountain range. The stars trace concentric arcs around the planet’s south celestial pole, below the scene’s rugged horizon. Combined, the many short exposures also bring out the pretty star colours. Bluish trails are from stars hotter than our Sun, while yellowish trails are from cooler stars. Near the center, the remarkably pinkish trail was traced by the star-forming Orion Nebula.

Tomorrow’s picture: 3D Saturday

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