Alberta Clipper Targets Southern Manitoba

Special Weather Statement
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WINNIPEG – WEATHER – An Alberta Clipper has set its sights on southern Manitoba. A special weather statement is in effect across the southern parts of Manitoba as a result.

3:23 AM CST Thursday 29 December 2016
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • 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

Another storm system coming to portions of southeast Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba on the heels of a powerful Colorado Low that brought heavy snow and blizzard conditions to similar areas on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Environment Canada says this storm could be responsible for bringing as much as 10 to 15 centimetres of snow along with strong northwest winds causing reduced visibilities at times in blowing snow.

Latest models are still trying to hone in on the exact path of this clipper but at this time the guidance suggests that it will track along the Yellowhead Highway Corridor of southeastern Saskatchewan beginning Friday morning and then along and south of the Trans-Canada Highway corridor in Manitoba by Friday afternoon with most of the snow falling to the north and east of the track. The clipper is then expected to pull out of southeastern Manitoba late Friday evening into early Saturday morning.

There are currently no weather statements or advisories in place for Northwestern Ontario.

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