Thursday, November 29, 2007

Possible snowstorm south of the border this weekend

If you're planning on heading into the US for some cross border shopping this weekend.. be prepared for the potential of a snowstorm spreading into North Dakota and northern Minnesota Saturday into Saturday night. A Colorado low storm system is forecast to move across the central Plains into the Great Lakes this weekend, spreading an area of wintery precipitation over the northern Plains States. At this point, it appears the bulk of the snow will stay mainly south of the international border, but portions of southern MB especially along the US border will likely see some snow with this system. Places like Grand Forks, Fargo and northern/central Minnesota will likely bear the brunt of this storm with accumulations of 10 to 20 cm possible by Sunday morning. This is a developing storm system and it will bear watching, especially if you have travel plans into North Dakota or Minnesota this weekend.

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  1. Snow has crossed the border into Southern MB this morning with visibilities down to 1 km in snow at the border in Emerson as of 9 am. Snow is falling across North Dakota and Minnesota this morning with visibilities down to 1 mile or less in Grand Forks and Fargo. Look for snow to get heavier in these areas through this afternoon with accumulations of 10 to 20 cm by tonight. The storm will be over by Sunday.

    Here in Southern MB, looks like Winnipeg will stay on the northern fringe of this system with perhaps 2 to 4 cm of snow beginning this afternoon and ending overnight. Heavier amounts of 5 to 10 cm are possible south and east of the city including Morris, Steinbach, Emerson and Falcon Lake, with 10 cm or more over Northwestern Ontario.