Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Oct 11 Snowsqualls

Snowsqualls have developed off Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg as expected as the season's first cold snap brings in unseasonably cold air over the still warm lake waters. The lake effect bands are narrow..about 10-20 km wide.. but are likely producing local whiteout conditions underneath the bands. Both bands are oriented in a 330 direction with the Lake Manitoba band coming in between Delta Beach and St Ambroise then southeastward through Oakville to just east of Elm Creek then east of Carman. Travellers heading west from Winnipeg will run into this line on the TransCanada between Poratge La Prairie and Elie (near Hwy 13 junction), as well as on Hwy 2 between Elm Creek and Fannystelle, and Hwy 3 between Brunkild and Carman. The Lake Winnipeg band is affecting the southeast end of Lake Winnipeg including Victoria Beach to Grand Beach southeastward through Brokenhead to just east of Beausejour. These bands should stay relatively stationary which could produce local snowfalls of 20 cm or more under the more persistent bands.


  1. what temp is it now ?
    im writing in europe/holland
    my brother is going to emigrate to brunkild ,starting an eggfarm

  2. Hello matthew..

    The temperature is a cold -4C right now as of 11 pm.. with snow falling. It's unsually cold for this time of year. We only had a high of +1C today. Normally we should be around 12C during the day. Last year around this time, we were around 17-18C.