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MANITOBA | Dense fog

Nearly entire southern half of Manitoba covered in fog

CBC News

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:35 AM - It looks pretty out there with all the hoar frost and Christmas lights, even though you might not be able to see much of it.

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Much of Winnipeg, like most of southern Manitoba, is under a fog advisory, with the thick shroud causing near-zero visibility.

In downtown Winnipeg, it has turned the glow from headlights and holiday decorations into a blur of colour.

(There's an otherworldly feel to downtown Winnipeg thanks to the fog Wednesday morning. (Darren Bernhardt/CBC)

The fog extends from east of Winnipeg to west of Brandon then north to Dauphin, according to Environment Canada.

Much of the Trans-Canada Highway passing through the province is affected as well.

The fog is expected to lift in most of western Manitoba later Wednesday morning but could linger well into the afternoon in parts of the Red River Valley, Environment Canada says.

Part of the reason for the fog is the warming temperature.

Winnipeg is expected to hit a high of –2 C on Wednesday and then climb above zero by the weekend.

Even the overnight low on Saturday is only expected to dip to zero.

Normal temperatures for this time of year are a daytime high of –10 C with an overnight low of –19 C.


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