WINNIPEG – WEATHER – It may be the first day of spring, but winter is determined it appears to hold on hard to parts of Canada.
There is a winter storm, snow squall warning issued by Environment Canada for parts of southeastern Manitoba.
Snow squall warning in effect for:
- Mun. of Emerson-Franklin incl. Roseau River
- R.M. of De Salaberry incl. St-Pierre-Jolys and St. Malo
- R.M. of Hanover incl. Steinbach Niverville and Grunthal
- R.M. of La Broquerie incl. Marchand
- R.M. of Ritchot incl. St. Adolphe and Ste. Agathe
- R.M. of Ste. Anne incl. Richer
- R.M. of Stuartburn incl. Zhoda Vita and Sundown
- R.M. of Tache incl. Lorette Ste-Geneviève and Landmark
Periods of brief but intense snowfall are expected. Visibilities will be rapidly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow.
A sharp cold front is bringing brief but heavy snowflurries to portions of southeastern Manitoba, along with northwest wind gusts of 60 to 80 km/h. Visibilities as low as 400 metres have been reported, along with temperatures which drop as much as 10 degrees in one hour.
At 5:30 p.m. radar showed heavy flurries south of Winnipeg which will approach Steinbach over the next hour, and in the Beausejour area. The flurries are tracking eastward around 60 km/h.