I've updated my warning page to highlight weather warnings and watches more easily over southern MB. Clicking on the warning icon on the main page will access this page. It includes links to the actual text of the message which is sometimes slow to update on the Weatheroffice website.. especially in times of rapidly changing severe summer weather. Links to American warnings are also displayed.
Speaking of warnings.. a freezing rain warning has been issued for southwest MB this morning. A band of freezing rain and wet snow has moved into southwest MB from Saskatchewan and will affect those areas for a couple of hours this morning. The precipitation band is expected to move into Winnipeg and the Red River valley by midday. By that time, our temperatures should be above freezing so the precipitation should fall as rain or wet snow. However if our temperatures are still near or below freezing by that time, a brief period of freezing rain is also possible here.
Precipitation has moved into Winnipeg as of 12:40 pm as a band of snow.. with visibility down to 3/4 mile along with southerly winds gusting up to 70 km/h. The temperature, which was +1C before the snow arrived, has fallen to -1C in the falling snow. Snow should end fairly quickly as the band is narrow and moving through quickly.. with amounts of 1 cm or so. Still enough to grease up the roads.. so be careful out there if travelling this afternoon.ReplyDelete