Alerts in Effect
Winter Storm WatchIssued at 04:29 Saturday 21 April 2018
An intensifying spring storm coming from Alberta is expected to bring heavy snow, freezing rain, and strong winds beginning Saturday night.
The Churchill regions will likely see the strongest impact with this weather system. Around 15 to 20 cm of snow is expected in Churchill Sunday. The snow will taper off Sunday night but a strong northeast wind could maintain poor visibilities in blowing snow into Monday morning. Freezing rain is forecast for Sunday, mainly for areas south of the town of Churchill. Areas north of the town of Churchill could see even higher snow amounts and stronger winds giving near blizzard conditions Sunday and Sunday night.
The Tadoule and Brochet regions will see lesser amounts of snow. The communities of Brochet and Tadoule should expect 10 to 15 cm of snow beginning Saturday night and easing late Sunday. As well, in areas south of these communities, freezing rain with significant ice accumulation is likely.
Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations.
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