Weekend weather a mixed bag in Portage

Weekend weather a mixed bag in Portage

Weekend weather a mixed bag in PortageAfter being under an Environment Canada alert that conditions were favourable for extreme thunderstorms, even tornadoes on July 11, the weekend forecast calls for a mixed bag of less exciting conditions. A mix of sun and cloud is expected all day Friday with the clouds expected to move out overnight. Saturday is expected to be…

Environment Canada issues  tornado alert for Portage and area

Environment Canada issues  tornado alert for Portage and area

Environment Canada issues  tornado alert for Portage and areaConditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes causing Environment Canada has issued a tornado alert and watch for much of the area surrounding Portage la Prairie The alerts covers Portage la Prairie - Headingley - Brunkild – Carman. A tornado watch alert is in effect for: R.M. of Cartier…

Warm for now, cooler temperatures and rain leading into the weekend

Warm for now, cooler temperatures and rain leading into the weekend

Warm for now, cooler temperatures and rain leading into the weekendToday and Wednesday will play out to be another teaser of warmer days to come boasting 18 C and 20 C respectively according to the Environment Canada seven day forecast. Get out and enjoy as this paddle boarder on Crescent Lake did Monday night before cooler temperatures in the low teens as clouds and some…

Blowing snow advisory for southern Manitoba

Blowing snow advisory for southern ManitobaActive for next 10 hours · Environment Canada has issued a weather warning to last through the night indicating travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. In its weather warning, Environment Canada says blowing snow driven by northerly winds gusting to 70 km/h will develop overnight as a cold front blasts through the…

Environment Canada launches digital weather app

Environment Canada launches digital  weather appEnvironment Canada has made it a few steps easier from sticking your head outdoors to learn what your weather is: it has gone mobile. The federal agency launched its first weather app for iPhone and Android this week, including a new high-resolution radar option so amateur meteorologists can guess exactly when the next rainstorm or…

Environment Canada issues special air quality statement

Environment Canada issues special air quality statementSmoke drifting into Manitoba from British Columbia and Ontario has elicited another special air quality statement from Environment Canada. The sky over Portage la Prairie is obviously affected and the intense telltale smell of burning wood makes it seem the fires are much closer. Environment Canada’s report says elevated pollution levels are expected or occurring.…

B.C. fires still affecting Manitoba air quality

B.C. fires still affecting Manitoba air qualityEnvironment Canada and Manitoba Health  warn smoke from British Columbia forest fires will continue to affect air quality in Manitoba. A Special air quality statement in effect for: R.M. of Cartier incl. Elie St. Eustache and Springstein R.M. of Dufferin incl. Carman Roseisle and Homewood R.M. of Grey incl. St. Claude Elm Creek and Fannystelle…

Slight chance of rain in forecast

Slight chance of rain in forecastAs of 2 p.m. Sunday, Environment Canada’s long-term forecast showed only a 60 per cent chance of showers on Tuesday and a 30 per cent chance of showers on Thursday, but cloudy periods all week. Farmers are busy seeding dry and dusty fields while the city is brushing away the residue winter left behind.

Mother Nature delivers on warnings

Mother Nature delivers on warningsMother Nature delivers on warnings The Portage Citizen Weather warnings throughout the weekend proved true beginning with light flurries Sunday night ending with you on the business end on the shovel Monday. Southern Manitoba came to a crawl on Monday with stretches on Hwy. 1 being closed at sometime between the Saskatchewan border and Winnipeg.…