News and views on weather in Winnipeg and Southern Manitoba
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Lake enhanced snowbands may make for tricky morning commute
Snowfall warning issued for areas south of MB lakes
A cold northerly flow of Arctic air moving over the open waters of Lakes Winnipeg and Manitoba will set the stage for the development of lake effect snowbands this evening which will likely persist tonight into Wednesday. The north to south snow bands will be quite narrow and localized, but could be fairly intense with local snowfall accumulations of 10-15 cm possible within these bands tonight into Wednesday. Off Lake Winnipeg, the main snowband is expected to set up through Selkirk and eastern Winnipeg into the Niverville area although the band may drift from time to time and fluctuate in intensity. Off Lake Manitoba, a lake effect snowband is expected to set up through Portage La Prairie to just west of Carman to the Morden area. In between these snowbands, occasional light snow or flurries are expected tonight into Wednesday morning with 2-5 cm possible. This will likely make for a slower commute Wednesday morning especially under the heavier snowbands which could be affecting east Winnipeg early Wednesday. A snowfall warning is in effect for areas immediately north, east and west of Winnipeg due to these expected heavier snowbands.