The satellite image to the left from this morning shows the aftermath of this weekend's powerful winter storm that moved across southern Manitoba. The white areas reveal snow on the ground over much of southern Manitoba and southeast Saskatchewan. Heaviest snowfalls from this storm were observed over eastern SK into west central Manitoba where amounts of 30 to 50 cm were reported Saturday April 30th - Sunday May 1st, along with large drifts caused by 80-100 km/h wind gusts. (Darker forested areas of Riding, Duck and Turtle Mountains are clearly evident)
Note the secondary axis of heavier snow to the south of Lake Winnipeg that brought a swath of 5-10 cm of snow from northeast of Winnipeg down to the US border near Emerson during Sunday May 1st. Note also how this snow band reveals the extent of the Red River flooding to the south of Morris into northern ND, which shows up as a narrow band of dark patches amongst the snow covered terrain.
Sunny skies and temperatures warming up to 10 degrees today will melt most of the snow today, although snowfall in heaviest hit areas will take another day or two to disappear. Watch satellite loops to see how quickly the snow melts today..