Friday, January 22, 2010
Winter Storm Warning posted for southern MB
Winter storm warnings have been posted for all of southern MB as a large storm system over the central and northern states slowly moves towards Minnesota. This system will bring a prolonged period of snow, beginning tonight and continuing through the weekend into Monday morning. The first wave of snow will be pushing into southern MB tonight from the south, and may mix with ice pellets or even freezing rain tonight into Saturday. Snow will ease somewhat over southern MB Saturday as the heaviest snowband shifts north, with precipitation possibly changing to drizzle or freezing drizzle as surface temperatures hover near the freezing mark. Snow is expected to redevelop Saturday night into Sunday as the main low pressure system intensifies over Minnesota. Northerly winds will increase later Sunday into Sunday night with snow and blowing snow giving poor visibilities and travel conditions Sunday night into Monday. All in all, storm totals of 15 to 25 cm are expected across southern MB by Monday morning, with the highest amounts across the western Red River valley through the eastern slopes of the Riding Mountains.
Posted by rob at 4:44 PM