Wednesday, November 17, 2010
First general snowfall on the way for southern Manitoba.. 10-15 cm expected Thursday into Thursday night
So goodbye to that snowfree ground.. snow is on the way for much of southern Manitoba Thursday as a fast moving Alberta clipper system spreads snow across the region. Snow will be moving into western Manitoba early Thursday morning and will spread east towards Winnipeg by early afternoon. Snow will become heavy at times with snowfall rates of 1-2cm/hr at times giving poor visibilities and road conditions. For Winnipeg, snow will become heavy by mid to late afternoon into the evening before tapering off after midnight so be prepared for a slower than usual commute home Thursday evening. General snowfall amounts of 10-15 cm are expected with this system along the TransCanada corridor, including Winnipeg, as well as Dauphin through the southern Interlake regions. (see snowfall warning for southern Manitoba) Easterly winds of 30 to 50 km/h will also accompany the snow resulting in local blowing and drifting snow. This will be the first general snowfall of the season for Winnipeg and the Red River valley so be prepared for wintery road conditions and slower travel times Thursday as this clipper system moves through.
Posted by rob at 9:36 PM