Monday, January 14, 2008
Strong winds Tuesday and Wednesday
Enjoy the light winds today.. because things are going to a lot different within the next 24 hours. By tonight, southerly winds are going to be increasing over southern MB in advance of a developing storm system over Alberta. By Tuesday morning, southerly winds will be howling through the Red River valley with gusts to 70 km/h or more giving local blowing and drifting snow in open areas. Temperatures will moderate through the day with highs near -5 by evening, but much of the day will feel colder due to the strong winds, especially in the morning. Little new snow is expected on Tuesday however by Tuesday night, a cold front will push through southern MB bringing some snow with winds shifting into the northwest giving gusts again in the 70 km/h range or locally higher. This will create areas of blowing and drifting snow overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, with near-blizzard conditions possible in rural areas depending on how much fresh snow falls Tuesday night. The northwest winds will also mark the change to a more prolonged period of cold weather moving into southern MB with below normal temperatures likely through next week at least.
Posted by rob at 10:13 AM