WINNIPEG – WEATHER – Travellers headed to Winnipeg will likely need to heed weather warnings out for southern Manitoba. While there are warnings out across Southern Manitoba there are, at least as yet no warnings or advisories out for the Kenora region.
Snowfall warning in effect for:
- City of Winnipeg
- Falcon Lake and West Hawk Lake
- L.G. of Pinawa incl. Seven Sisters Falls
- Pointe du Bois
- R.M. of Lac Du Bonnet
- R.M. of Reynolds incl. Ste. Rita Hadashville and Rennie
- R.M. of Whitemouth incl. Elma
- Shoal Lake Reserves
Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.
A trough of low pressure tracking eastward across the prairies will spread snow across southern Manitoba today and tonight. The highest snowfall amounts are expected along and north of the Trans Canada highway and generally south of an east-to-west line through Gimli. Snowfall totals in the area are expected to be in the 10 to 15 cm range. Snow will taper off over western areas overnight and eastern areas Thursday morning.
In addition to the snow, strong southeasterly winds gusting to 60 km/h will create reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Winds will increase over western Manitoba later this morning and eastern Manitoba later this afternoon, diminishing throughout the region overnight.