Winter Storm Warnings for Far North Ontario – March 5 2017

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SACHIGO LAKE – WEATHER – Winter is not finished yet. Environment Canada is reporting that a major winter storm is expected to impact the far north in Ontario from Monday night into Wednesday.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
  • Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake
  • Pikangikum – Poplar Hill – MacDowell
  • Sandy Lake – Weagamow Lake – Deer Lake
  • Fort Severn
  • Peawanuck

A storm system developing over the western United States is forecast to track across the Dakotas Monday and intensify as it moves into Northwestern Ontario Tuesday. This system is forecast to bring a brief period of freezing rain to Fort Severn and Peawanuck Monday night before changing over to rain Tuesday morning. The rain will turn into snow Tuesday night. Snowfall totals from this system is expected to be in the range of 10 to 20 cm. Snow will taper off by Wednesday night.

In addition, winds will be increasing Tuesday night into Wednesday with areas of blowing snow and poor visibility in open areas.

Blizzard conditions are possible over the Fort Severn area Wednesday. Travel will become hazardous.

The weather alerts issued for much of southeastern Manitoba, including the City of Winnipeg have ended.

The weather pattern is forecast to impact southwestern Manitoba and the far north in Manitoba.

A Winter storm warning in effect across Southern Manitoba for:

  • City of Brandon
  • Mun. of Glenboro-South Cypress incl. Treesbank
  • Mun. of Norfolk Treherne
  • Mun. of North Cypress-Langford incl. Neepawa and Carberry
  • Mun. of North Norfolk incl. MacGregor Sydney and Austin
  • Mun. of Oakland-Wawanesa incl. Carroll
  • R.M. of Cornwallis west of Shilo incl. Chater
  • R.M. of Elton incl. Forrest
  • R.M. of Victoria incl. Holland and Cypress River
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