March 2, 2018 – Weather – Major Winter Storm in Forecast for Winnipeg

Weather Warning
Weather Warning

WINNIPEG – WEATHER – There is a special weather statement in effect for Winnipeg, along with all of southern Manitoba. A Major Winter Storm is expected for the region which will start on Sunday.

This storm is likely to bring reminders of the March 4, 1966, Blizzard that hit southern Manitoba and left the City of Winnipeg buried under massive snow-drifts.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • City of Winnipeg

Major winter storm expected beginning Sunday evening and persisting through Monday and beyond.

A weather disturbance from Saskatchewan will spread some accumulating snow into southern Manitoba this weekend.

A much more significant system, a Colorado Low, will approach southern Manitoba late Sunday. This winter storm will bring a prolonged period of heavy snow, strong winds, and blowing snow to much of southern Manitoba starting Sunday night and possibly persist into Tuesday.

Colorado Lows can be notoriously difficult to forecast in general and there is an unusually high degree of uncertainty with this particular weather system. It will be some time before the weather intensity and the exact area of its greatest impact can be predicted with confidence.

However, total snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm should be expected and heavier snowfall amounts are possible. Periods of poor visibilities in blowing snow will also affect travel Monday and Tuesday and prolonged blizzard conditions may occur in parts of Southern Manitoba.

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