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Brandon under Winter Storm Warning

10.10.2019 04:31
By: Harry Callaghan

Warning also includes Neepawa, Carberry, and Treherne


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Winter Storm Warning in effect for:

City of Brandon
Mun. of Glenboro-South Cypress incl. Treesbank
Mun. of Norfolk Treherne
Mun. of North Cypress-Langford incl. Neepawa and Carberry
Mun. of North Norfolk incl. MacGregor Sidney and Austin
Mun. of Oakland-Wawanesa incl. Carroll
R.M. of Cornwallis west of Shilo incl. Chater
R.M. of Elton incl. Forrest
R.M. of Victoria incl. Holland and Cypress River

An approaching Colorado low will continue to bring a mix of wet snow or rain to southern Manitoba today.

Snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected today mainly along the Manitoba escarpment. The snowfall may ease a little Thursday night.

This Colorado low will bring very heavy snow to parts of southern Manitoba Friday as it passes through the area. In addition, very strong northerly winds are forecast for Friday. The extreme winds and heavy snowfall will persist into Saturday.

The combination of wind and wet snow may pose a problem with tree branches or power lines.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Thursday Oct. 10 - Snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm except 10 cm over eastern sections. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature steady near zero. UV index 1 or low. 

Thursday night - Snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm except 10 cm over eastern sections. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature steady near minus 1. Wind chill near minus 8.

Friday Oct. 11 - Snow. Amount 10 cm except 25 cm over eastern sections. Wind north 30 km/h becoming northwest 50 gusting to 80 in the morning. High plus 1. Wind chill minus 10 in the morning. UV index 1 or low.

Saturday Oct. 12 - Snow or rain. High plus 4.

Sunday Oct. 13 - Cloudy. High plus 4.

Thanksgiving Day Monday Oct. 14 - Cloudy with 70 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5.