Today’s Weather And Current Highway Conditions For March 5th, 2018

THERE ARE SNOWFALL WARNINGS, BLOWING SNOW ADVISORIES,  HIGHWAY CLOSURES IN AND AROUND OUR AREA INCLUDING NO POWER FOR 11,000 HYDRO COSTUMERS. PLEASE WARNINGS AND CLOSURES BEFORE HEADING OUT THIS MORNING.

Snow throughout the day heavy at times, high to very high winds, moderate to high windchills with a high of -3C. Everything should taper off later this evening. Currently we have cloud, heavy snow, a temperature of -8C feels like -18C with our windchill, our winds are from the ENE at 37 km/h with wind gusts of 60km throughout the morning and early afternoon.

There are WEATHER, MARINE and BLOWING SNOW WARNINGS for our area, PLEASE READ BELOW

Highways in and around our area are in POOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS and TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED. CURRENTLY HIGHWAY 10 IS CLOSED. PLEASE CHECK WITH MANITOBA 511 FOR CLOSURES

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY

   

Snowfall warning in effect

Lake Winnipegosis

Issued 04:44 AM CST 05 March 2018Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected.

A Colorado Low will spread one more wave of heavy snow over portions of southern Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan on Monday through Monday night. This final wave of snow will add an additional 5 to 15 cm of snow to the 10 to 30 cm of snow that fell on Sunday and Sunday night.

Please refer to local forecasts for location-specific detail on snowfall timing and amounts. This storm will impact travel conditions.

Highway conditions in Saskatchewan are provided by the Government of Saskatchewan at: http://hotline.gov.sk.ca/map.html
Highway conditions in Manitoba are provided by the Manitoba Government at: http://www.manitoba511.ca/

This event is part of a major winter storm that will affect Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and a wide swath of the United States including Montana, the Dakotas, and Minnesota.

Snowfall is expected to gradually taper off Monday afternoon through Tuesday.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

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.

4:44 AM CST Monday 05 March 2018
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Grand Rapids and Easterville
  • Waterhen Meadow Portage and Skownan

Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected.

A Colorado Low will spread one more wave of heavy snow over portions of southern Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan on Monday through Monday night. This final wave of snow will add an additional 5 to 15 cm of snow to the 10 to 30 cm of snow that fell on Sunday and Sunday night.

Please refer to local forecasts for location-specific detail on snowfall timing and amounts. This storm will impact travel conditions.

Highway conditions in Saskatchewan are provided by the Government of Saskatchewan at: http://hotline.gov.sk.ca/map.html
Highway conditions in Manitoba are provided by the Manitoba Government at: http://www.manitoba511.ca/

This event is part of a major winter storm that will affect Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and a wide swath of the United States including Montana, the Dakotas, and Minnesota.

Snowfall is expected to gradually taper off Monday afternoon through Tuesday.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

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

The Hubble Ultra-Deep Field in Light and Sound 
Image Credit: NASAESAHubbleSonification: G. Salvesen (UCSB); Data: M. Rafelski et al.
Explanation: Have you heard about the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field? Either way, you’ve likely not heard about it like this — please run your pointer over the featured image and listen! The Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (HUDF) was created in 2003-2004 with the Hubble Space Telescope staring for a long time toward near-empty space so that distant, faint galaxies would become visible. One of the most famous images in astronomy, the HUDF is featured here in a vibrant way — with sonified distances. Pointing to a galaxy will play a note that indicates its approximate redshift. Because redshifts shift light toward the red end of the spectrum of light, they are depicted here by a shift of tone toward the low end of thespectrum of sound. The further the galaxy, the greater its cosmological redshift (even if it appears blue), and the lower the tone that will be played. The average galaxy in the HUDF is about 10.6 billion light years away and sounds like anF#. What’s the most distant galaxy you can find? This Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is based on an entry of new site called Astronomy Sound of the Month (AstroSoM).

Note: The sounds will only play on some browsers.
Tomorrow’s picture: rainbow airglow

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