Friday, January 25, 2008
Major winter storm likely Monday into Tuesday..
Things are looking favourable for a major winter storm to affect southern MB early next week with the potential for significant snow and strong winds Monday into Tuesday. A storm system is forecast to develop over Montana Sunday while a surge of Arctic air drives southward from Alberta. This injection of cold air will intensify the storm system Sunday night into Monday as it tracks into North Dakota with snow and blowing snow spreading over much of southern SK into western MB. The storm will intensify even further by Monday night as it tracks over Lake of the Woods, before moving into Northwest Ontario on Tuesday. On this track, snow and blowing snow would be spreading into Winnipeg and the Red River valley late Monday through Monday night into Tuesday morning with strong northerly winds gusting to 70 km/h or more. This could give widespread blizzard conditions over much of southern MB Monday into Tuesday with poor travelling conditions, along with road and school closures. Given how uneventful the weather has been here this month, this storm will certainly bear watching over the next few days as it has the potential to be the worst storm of the winter so far. Stay tuned!
Posted by rob at 12:40 PM