Storm watch, weather warnings continue

Snowfall warnings and winter storm watches in Southern Manitoba on Sunday, March 4. (Environment Canada)

Winter storm watch, weather warnings continue for southern/central Manitoba

The Portage Citizen

An Environment Canada winter storm or snowfall warning for all of southern Manitoba and parts of central Manitoba continues.

The short story, expect to be shovelling sometime on Monday and when the Colorado low blankets this area, driving will become challenging.

The Colorado low is expected to bring varying amounts of snow beginning sometime Sunday, affecting western Manitoba more than central and eastern Manitoba. The unstable nature of Colorado lows leaves meteorologists to predict anywhere from 15 to 25 centimetres of snow Sunday night and through the day Monday.

For Winnipeg, Environment Canada is predicting about 15 cm of snow total on Sunday night through Monday morning, along with wind gusts up to 60 km/h. Western Manitoba, including Portage la Prairie will see higher winds and larger snowfall amounts.

The temperature Sunday a.m. was warm enough to cause minor snow melt leaving highways and streets wet.

Environment Canada issued its alerts on Saturday and updated them Sunday. Regions under a winter storm warning include Brandon, Neepawa, Carberry, Treherne, Dauphin, Russel, Roblin, Winnipegosis, Minnedosa, Riding Mountain National Park, Ste. Rose, McCreary, Alonsa, Gladstone, Swan River, Duck Mountain, Virden and Souris.

Everyone else, including Winnipeg, is under a snowfall warning.

released a tweet Saturday to prepare its clients in the event the weather causes infrastructure problems.

It said: Heavy snow and high winds expected for much of Manitoba over next two days. If you experience a power outage, please report at http://www.hydro.mb.ca/outage . The more reports we get the faster we can pinpoint the cause and begin repairs. #mboutage #MBStorm

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