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R.M. of Spy Hill including Spy Hill Gerald and Tantallon

Alerts in Effect

Winter Storm Warning

Issued at 15:46 Sunday 04 December 2016

A major winter storm is expected.

Significant snow and blowing snow for southwestern Manitoba and parts of southeastern Saskatchewan beginning Monday morning lasting through mid-week.

A low pressure system moving eastward along the international border in Saskatchewan will rapidly intensify as it tracks into Manitoba Monday. Snow, heavy at times, will begin Monday morning and continue through Wednesday. Total amounts of 15 to 30 cm is expected over the warned area, with the highest amounts most likely over the Parkland Region. Meanwhile, northerly winds gusting to 50 or 60 km/h will develop Monday night or Tuesday over most areas. Visibilities will be significantly reduced at times in snow and blowing snow for most of Tuesday and into Wednesday as well. While some uncertainty remains in the exact timing of the heaviest snow and strongest winds, there is potential for sustained blizzard conditions over parts of the warned area.

The snow and wind will gradually ease Wednesday night. Bitterly cold arctic air sweeps in behind this system, with lows below -20 degrees Celsius expected by the end of the week accompanied by wind chill values in the -30 to -35 range.

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Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #SKStorm.



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