|NWS radar from North Dakota showing snow |
spreading over the state this morning
|24hr snowfall map from RGEM |
valid to 1 pm Monday Apr 15th
15-30 cm of snow possible over ND
with 2-10 cm over southern MB
How this storm will affect the Red River flood outlook remains to be seen depending on how much snow falls over eastern North Dakota, and what the water equivalent of the snowfall is. Needless to say, additional moisture will only elevate the flooding potential on the Red, especially since the bulk of the snow is falling over the upstream portions of the river in North Dakota at a critical time. For flooding information for North Dakota, consult their NWS hydrological website.
UPDATE: 7 am Monday morning. Snow pushed into Winnipeg by 5 am and has become moderate to heavy over the past 2 hours as a strong snow band moves over the city. As of 7 am, I had picked up 4 cm of new snow, and it was still snowing. Looks like Winnipeg could be seeing 5-10 cm from this system before snow tapers off this afternoon.