Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
It’s been fairly quiet weatherwise across southern MB over the past couple of weeks.. but Old Man winter is by no means done with us yet. On Tuesday, a system tracking across the northern Plains will bring an area of snow across southern MB, moving into the
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Note this flood outlook is very preliminary and could change significantly based on weather conditions over the next 6-8 weeks. However, based on "average" weather conditions through the end of March, it appears there will be some significant flooding on the Red this spring.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
Freezing rain overnight into this morning turned roads and walkways into skating rinks today across southern MB. 5-10 mm of freezing rain fell between 4 and 8 am across the Winnipeg area, turning the morning commute into an icy mess. Hundreds of vehicles slid into ditches across MB roadways, forcing the closure of several major highways including the TransCanada and Hwy 75. Conditions gradually improved during the day as temperatures climbed to +2C.. however additional rainfall on the still cold ground resulted in extremely icy conditions on walkways and untreated roads through the day into the night.
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Considerable uncertainty remains in the timing, precipitation amounts and precipitation phases with this system. This is an unusual storm system for this time of year in southern MB.. typically storms with such a mixed variety of weather don't hit southern MB until March or April. As such residents are advised to stay tuned to updated watches and warnings on this developing situation.
Friday, February 06, 2009
Attention then turns to a storm system that is forecast to develop over the southern Rockies Sunday into Monday. This system is expected to track into the northern Plains Monday into Tuesday bringing a mixed bag of wintery weather to North Dakota and southern MB. At this point it appears that this system will draw up enough mild air to bring an area of wet snow or rain into southern MB late Monday into Monday night and continue into Tuesday. Uncertainty in the track, intensity and precipitation phases of this system makes it very difficult to forecast what will be in store for Winnipeg and southern MB with this event.. but the potential is there for 10-20 mm of mixed precipitation throughout the Red River valley Monday into Tuesday. Stay tuned for futher updates on this developing situation.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Strong southerly winds gusting to 75 km/h in the Red River valley produced extensive blowing and drifting snow around Winnipeg area roadways, especially in exposed areas around the perimeter and highways to the north. Visibilities at the airport dropped to 1/2 mile in blowing snow, but visibilities were even lower at times as the attached video shows. Conditions improved in the evening as winds subsided.