Thursday, December 14, 2006

A little snow Friday.. a little colder for the weekend

That big Pacific storm system that will be crashing into west coast today will track across the Prairies on Friday, albeit in a weaker form, bringing an area of snow across SK and MB. Over southern MB, the snow should spread in from the west during the morning reaching Winnipeg by afternoon. Most of the snow should fall along and north of the Yellowhead Highway through the Riding Mountain and Interlake areas into central MB where 5 to 10 cm is possible. Here in Winnipeg and the Red River valley, snowfall will likely be less.. perhaps 2 to 4 cm through the afternoon hours with even a chance of some mixed precipitation (rain/freezing rain) in some places. Slightly colder temperatures will follow in the wake of this system for the weekend, but temperatures are only expected to drop to "normal" values for this time of year with highs around minus 10. (It'll actually be nice to wash those cars and keep them clean for more than a day!) The colder weather however is not expected to last long as another surge of mild Pacific air is forecast to move over southern MB by the middle of next week.

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  1. Leading edge of snow has just moved in to Portage as of 230 pm and should be moving into Winnipeg by 4 pm or so. Note that some freezing rain has also been reported in Brandon within this area of snow. So it looks like a few hours of snow in Winnipeg between 4 and 10 pm possibly mixed with ice pellets or freezing rain at times. Snow amounts in Winnipeg expected to be around 2 to 4 cm, with lower amounts if precipitation mixes with ice pellets or freezing rain.