Weather Update – Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Far North Ontario

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An intense low pressure system will bring blizzard conditions to parts of northern Manitoba beginning Monday night and lasting into Thursday.
An intense low pressure system will bring blizzard conditions to parts of northern Manitoba beginning Monday night and lasting into Thursday.
An intense low pressure system will bring blizzard conditions to parts of northern Manitoba beginning Monday night and lasting into Thursday.
An intense low pressure system will bring blizzard conditions to parts of northern Manitoba beginning Monday night and lasting into Thursday.

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – March is roaring like a lion over the next couple of days.

From Saskatchewan to Northern Ontario, weather alerts and warnings are out. From Blizzard Warnings in Northern Manitoba to Freezing Rain Alerts for Fort Severn, the weather over the next several days is going to make for challenges for northern communities.

Blizzard Warnings

Manitoba Blizzard warnings in effect for:

  • Churchill
  • Gilbert Plains Mun. incl. Ashville
  • Grandview Mun. incl. Valley River Res.
  • Mossey River Mun. incl. Winnipegosis and Fork River
  • Mun. of Ethelbert incl. Garland
  • Mun. of Roblin incl. Markaroff Shortdale and Bield
  • Mun. of Russell-Binscarth incl. Gambler Res.
  • R.M. of Dauphin incl. Sifton and Valley River
  • R.M. of Lakeshore incl. Ochre River and Makinak
  • R.M. of Lakeshore incl. Rorketon and Toutes Aides
  • R.M. of Riding Mountain West incl. Asessippi Prov. Park
  • Gillam
  • Mun. of Boissevain-Morton incl. Turtle Mtn Prov. Park
  • Mun. of Brenda-Waskada incl. Medora and Goodlands
  • Mun. of Deloraine-Winchester
  • Mun. of Grassland incl. Hartney and Minto
  • Mun. of Two Borders incl. Melita Coulter and Tilston
  • Hamiota Mun. incl. McConnell and Lavinia
  • Mun. of Clanwilliam-Erickson
  • Mun. of Harrison Park incl. Onanole Sandy Lake and Newdale
  • Prairie View Mun. incl. Bird Tail Creek Res.
  • R.M. of Minto-Odanah incl. Minnedosa and Moore Park
  • R.M. of Oakview incl. Oak River and Rapid City
  • R.M. of Rosedale incl. Eden and Kelwood
  • R.M. of Yellowhead incl. Shoal Lake and Elphinstone
  • R.M.of Ellice-Archie incl. St-Lazare McAuley and Manson
  • Riding Mountain Nat. Park
  • Rossburn Mun. incl. Waywayseecappo Res.

Blizzard conditions with gusty winds and persistent visibility near zero in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.

An intense low pressure system will bring blizzard conditions to parts of northern Manitoba beginning Monday night and lasting into Thursday.

Conditions will deteriorate overnight as falling snow and northerly winds of 50-60 km/h combine to reduce the visibilities to near-zero in blowing snow. The winds will increase in speed Tuesday, especially over Churchill and York, with gusts of 100 km/h at times likely. Conditions will begin to improve Wednesday evening over Gillam and Tadoule Lake, and Thursday over Churchill and York as the winds begin to diminish.

By Wednesday, snowfall totals for this system will be in the 25-50 cm range, with heaviest amounts seen over the Churchill region.

Freezing Rain Warnings

For Northern Ontario the weather is calling for Freezing Rain for many of the northern communities. This coupled with warmer temperatures is also likely to further impact the Winter Road Network.

For people planning travel into the north, keep in touch with your airline to ensure that your flight status is up-to-date.

Freezing rain warnings in effect for:

  • Fort Severn
  • Peawanuck
  • Attawapiskat
  • Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
  • Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake
  • Sandy Lake
  • Webiquie – Fort Hope

A long-lasting period of freezing rain resulting in ice accumulation is expected or occurring.

Freezing rain expected overnight tonight into late Tuesday morning.

Freezing rain ahead of an intense low pressure system is expected to begin overnight tonight and last into late Tuesday morning before changing over to rain as temperatures rise above freezing mark.

 

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