THUNDER BAY – Winnipeg is under a blizzard warning. The Alberta Clipper impacting weather and highway travel in Northwestern Ontario is bringing winter storm conditions to Winnipeg.
The issue appears to be blowing snow and gusty winds which have reduced visibility drastically, and made travel difficult.
Residents are being advised to travel only if needed.
Blizzard warning in effect for Winnipeg and Southern Manitoba:
City of Winnipeg
Mun. of Rhineland incl. Altona Plum Coulee and Gretna
R.M. of Montcalm incl. St. Jean Baptiste
R.M. of Morris incl. Rosenort and Aubigny
R.M. of Roland incl. Jordan and Myrtle
R.M. of Stanley incl. Winkler and Morden
R.M. of Thompson incl. Miami Rosebank and Deerwood
So far there are no alerts or advisories for the Kenora or highways near the Ontario boundary.
Blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.
Environment Canada is reporting, “In the wake of a strong low pressure system, northwesterly winds of 60 gusting to 80 km/h, combined with snow and falling temperatures, visibilities will be reduced to near zero. Winds will strengthen this morning in the western Red River Valley and near noon in the eastern Red River Valley. Temperatures will fall throughout the day, creating prime blizzard conditions. Winds will begin to diminish late this afternoon to early this evening across the Red River Valley, improving visibilities”.
Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility.