Environment Canada has issued blizzard warnings for parts of southern Manitoba ahead of what is expected to be a rough Sunday.
The weather agency said winds are expected to blow between 50 and 70 kilometers per hour from the northwest. Blizzard-like conditions are expected to begin Sunday afternoon and continue into the evening, lasting more than six hours. Visibility is expected to be as low as 400 meters.
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Areas under the warning include:
- Township of Emerson-Franklin, including the Roseau River
- RM of De Salaberry, including St-Pierre-Jolys and St. Malo
- RM of Hannover, including Steinbach, Niverville and Grunthal
- RM de La Broquerie including Marchand
- Ritchot’s RM, including St. Adolphe and Ste. Agathe
- RM of Ste. Anne including Richer
- Stuartburn’s RM, including Zhoda Vita and Sundown
- RM of Tache, including Lorette Ste-Geneviève and Landmark
- Municipality of the Rhineland, including Altona, Plum Coulee and Gretna
- RM of Montcalm, including St. Jean Baptiste
- Morris MRI, including Rosenort and Aubigny
- Roland’s RM, including Jordan and Myrtle
- Stanley’s RM, including Winkler and Morden
- Thompson’s RM, including Miami Rosebank and Deerwood
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Snowy Sunday is expected to leave a chilling mark on the area, with Arctic air blowing in. Lows are expected to be in the -22 C range for much of southern Manitoba Sunday night, while Monday highs will hover around -19 C to -22 C.
“Travel is expected to be dangerous due to reduced visibility. Be prepared for rapidly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Anyone who is not warm is at risk of frostbite and hypothermia in cold climates, ”Environment Canada said in a statement.
While the city of Winnipeg is not under the warning, snow wind is expected to be a problem in outlying areas.
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Snowfall totals could range from two to four inches.
For the latest conditions and road closures, you can check 511 Manitoba.
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