Winter Storm Advisories for Southern Manitoba

Colorado Low
Colorado Low is still a long way from Canada, but weather advisories are out

Colorado Low
Colorado Low is still a long way from Canada, but weather advisories are out

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Weather advisories are out across Southern Manitoba, right to the Ontario / Manitoba provincial boundary. Environment Canada reports that “An intense Colorado low may significantly impact portions of southeastern Saskatchewan and most of southern Manitoba on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.”

There are currently no advisories out for Northwestern Ontario. The weather service states, “There is still some uncertainty regarding the exact track of the storm but at this time the latest model guidance suggests that an area of snow, heavy at times, will spread over the southeastern Prairies beginning early Sunday morning. In addition to the heavy snow, strong winds will likely develop which would lead to reduced visibilities in blowing snow and possible blizzard conditions.”

Storm total snowfall accumulations between 15 to 30 centimetres are possible, with some models suggesting even higher amounts along the international border.

This storm system could track eastward into Northwestern Ontario. Reports on the storm will be updated regularly on NetNewsLedger.

For Thunder Bay, Environment Canada says heading into Christmas:

A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. High zero.
Night Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 8.
Sun, 25 Dec Cloudy with 60 percent chance of snow. High minus 4.
Night Snow. Blowing snow. Windy. Low minus 7.
Mon, 26 Dec Snow. Blowing snow. Windy. High minus 1.