Thursday, February 17, 2011
Snow and blowing snow moving into Red River valley
An intensifying storm system developing over North Dakota will track into Northwestern Ontario tonight. Snow is spreading eastward across Southern Manitoba this afternoon as this system approaches. 5 to 10 cm of snow is likely for most areas of Southern Manitoba before the snow tapers off from west to east overnight into Friday morning. In addition to the snow, strong northwest winds gusting up to 70 km/h will develop by evening on the back side of this system and the combination of the falling snow and strong winds will produce poor visibilities of less than 1 km in snow and blowing snow especially over open rural areas. Blizzard conditions may develop especially in the Red River Valley this evening if the strongest of the winds materialize. Conditions will improve on Friday as winds gradually subside.
Posted by rob at 5:26 PM