|Map valid 6 pm Saturday evening shows band of snow and ice|
over SW Manitoba pushing east as clipper system from SK
tracks across southern MB this weekend
|Snowfall amounts (inches) forecast by NAM model valid|
late Sunday. Bulk of snow expected north and west of Winnipeg
UPDATE: (Saturday afternoon): A blowing snow advisory has been issued for Winnipeg and the Red River valley for Sunday as strong NW winds of 50-60 gusting to 70-80 km/h develop overnight into Sunday morning. The strong winds will combine with fresh or falling snow to produce poor visibilities in open areas, with blizzard-like conditions possible in some areas, especially in the southern RRV. The extent of blowing snow will depend on how much new snow falls overnight and Sunday, which currently looks to be in the 5 cm range for most of the RRV, including Winnipeg. Conditions should improve Sunday evening as winds decrease. Note that NWS has issued blizzard warnings for eastern ND for Sunday, inlcluding the RRV from Pembina to the South Dakota border.