EXTREME HEAT WARNING ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA

EXTREME HEAT WARNING ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA

    High temperatures expected well into next week           Summer weather is upon us and with it comes heat, lots and lots of heat! On Friday June 2, 2017 Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement warning of the risks associated with extreme temperatures. Over the next week, including today, temperatures are expected to peak in the low to mid 30s across Southern Manitoba. As of 2:40 pm today a number of places have already set new records. BRANDON New record of 33.1 Old record of…

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SNOW COMING TO WINNIPEG AND SOUTH EASTERN MANITOBA LATER TODAY

SNOW COMING TO WINNIPEG AND SOUTH EASTERN MANITOBA LATER TODAY

    Winter coats, boots and shovels are the order of the day           It is not uncommon for a late season snow storm to hit Manitoba but it is never welcomed. Snow has begun to fall in Winnipeg and Environment Canada is saying that we can expect 5 to 10 cm of the white stuff before the storm passes by.  In the south eastern part of the province accumulations will be in the 15 to 20 cm range with snow heavy at times. Snowfall warnings…

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SPRING SNOW STORM DEVELOPING UP TO 10 CM ON ITS WAY TO SOUTHERN MANITOBA

SPRING SNOW STORM DEVELOPING UP TO 10 CM ON ITS WAY TO SOUTHERN MANITOBA

In like a lion…out like a lion?   Environment Canada says you may want to keep your winter coat and boots handy on Monday. A snow storm is developing south of the border and is expected to drop up to 10 cm in the Red River valley before it moves on into Ontario.   11:12 EnvCanada issued statement #Weather #Winnipeg #MBStorm https://t.co/RVP1Bcm3T9 — Winnipeg (@ECAlertMB38) April 23, 2017   The late season storm is expected to move into Manitoba in the morning on Monday with rain, ice pellets and finally…

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SPRING IS FINALLY HERE IF YOU USE THE ‘BDI’ AS THE GUAGE

SPRING IS FINALLY HERE IF YOU USE THE ‘BDI’ AS THE GUAGE

With temperatures warming Spring has come a few days early according to the owners of the popular ice cream joint The Bridge Drive-in (BDI). Officially Spring hits on Tuesday and the BDI normally wouldn’t be open until next week but they decided to open early to take advantage of the conditions. It didn’t take long for word of mouth to spread and people to lineup for shakes, cones and of course Goog specials. This season marks the 60th year of the BDI serving frozen treats to help keep us cool…

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RODENTS DISAGREE ON EARLY SPRING

RODENTS DISAGREE ON EARLY SPRING

    Manitoba Merv says six more weeks of winter           Groundhog Day dates back to the 1887 when the publisher of the local newspaper in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania began promoting the town’s groundhog as the “Groundhog Day meteorologist” Since then dozens of rodent weather forecasters have jumped on the bandwagon, each weighing in on the end of winter. 2017 was no different and although most of the famous predictors are claiming an early spring several of the more seasoned marmots saw their shadow and have destined us to six more weeks…

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CONDITIONS RIPE FOR MAJOR FLOODING THIS SPRING

CONDITIONS RIPE FOR MAJOR FLOODING THIS SPRING

The province issued its January conditions report regarding spring flooding and the outlook is not promising.  Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen said that his department is expecting moderate to major overland flooding across Manitoba due to the well above soil moisture and snowfall so far this winter.  “We have experienced some unusual winter weather to this point that has contributed to an expanded risk of overland flooding in Manitoba,” Pedersen said.  “At this time, we need to be aware of the potential for flooding with the understanding that we have a…

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MILD WEATHER SET FOR THE WEEKEND

MILD WEATHER SET FOR THE WEEKEND

     Possible rain, mild temperatures in store for the weekend              Fri  20 Jan  Sat  21 Jan Sun  22 Jan         1°C 60% Periods of drizzle               1°C 30% Chance of showers  or drizzle          2°C 30% Chance of rain showers or flurries                                  Friday – Cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind south…

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EXTREME COLD WARNING ISSUED

EXTREME COLD WARNING ISSUED

An EXTREME COLD WARNING has been issued by Environment Canada for southeast Manitoba including the city of Winnipeg. Wind chills of -40 to -43 continue to hit the region late Friday morning. It is expected that Wind chills will hover around the -40 or above this afternoon however it will remain very cold today. Winds from the south will be brisk and will keep the temperatures in the -30s for the rest of the day. On the good news side it is expected that we will get relief from the…

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MORE SNOW COMING TO SOUTHERN MANITOBA

MORE SNOW COMING TO SOUTHERN MANITOBA

    More snow from Colorado low heading northeast. Special weather statement issued for Winnipeg.           On the heels of a Boxing day storm another Colorado low is tracking towards Manitoba. Although it is too early to tell the exact track of the storm weather models show the storm tracking farther south than the last one. It is expected that the heaviest snow will remain in North Dakota.  Areas along the Trans Canada highway will receive between 5 to 10 cm. Between Winnipeg and the border…

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SNOW…MORE COMING FRIDAY

SNOW…MORE COMING FRIDAY

    Special Weather Statement         An Alberta clipper is set to descend on southern Manitoba on Friday. 10 to 15 cm of fresh snow expected beginning in the morning. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Wednesday night.  Another storm system coming to portions of southeast Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba on the heels of a powerful Colorado Low that brought heavy snow and blizzard conditions to similar areas on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. This time it’s an Alberta Clipper that will be responsible for bringing…

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