Thursday, February 22, 2007
Winter Storm Watch posted for Southern MB
Looks like more snow on the way for Southern MB! A storm system developing over Montana will spread an area of snow over southern Saskatchewan this afternoon into tonight which will move into southern MB on Friday. The snow should taper off Friday night into Saturday as the main energy of the storm shifts into the central U.S. Plains where a major storm system is expected over the weekend with the potential for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes over the southern plains. For Southern MB, snow should move into southwestern areas overnight reaching Winnipeg Friday morning. Gusty east to southeast winds up to 60 km/h will accompany the snow giving considerable blowing and drifting snow. The heaviest snowfall accumulations will likely be over the higher elevations west of Winnipeg from the Riding Mtns to Pilot Mound where 10 to 20 cm of snow is possible by Saturday. Further east, including Winnipeg, less snowfall is expected.. with perhaps 5 to 10 cm by Saturday. The problem however will be the winds which will give poor visibilities in snow and blowing snow, especially through Friday afternoon into Friday evening in the Winnipeg area. Stay tuned on this developing storm system. Note.. this storm may bring near blizzard conditions to parts of southern Saskatchewan tonight into Friday.. so be prepared for poor tavelling conditions if you have travel plans out west tomorrow.
Posted by rob at 9:46 AM