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Snowfall warnings return to Manitoba as Alberta clipper arrives

Parts of western and central Manitoba are under a snowfall warning as an Alberta clipper begins to move across the Prairies.

Areas surrounding Dauphin, Swan River and the northern Interlake region could see 10-20 centimetres of snow as the system moves from Saskatchewan into Manitoba on Monday morning, a weather alert from Environment Canada says.

As of Monday morning, the snowfall warning was in effect in the following areas:

  • Arborg, Hecla, Fisher River, Gypsumville, Ashern.
  • Dauphin, Russell, Roblin, Winnipegosis.
  • Ste. Rose, McCreary, Alonsa, Gladstone.
  • Swan River, Duck Mountain, Porcupine Provincial Forest.

Reduced visibility is expected with wind gusts of 40-60 km/h stirring up the fresh snow. 

Brandon, Winnipeg and other areas south of the Trans-Canada Highway are expected to see lighter amounts of snow, in the range of about 2-5 cm through Monday morning.

The system is also bringing a drastic change in temperature. A run of days that saw above-seasonal temperatures will give way to some much colder days.

Wind chill values of –25 to –35 are expected Monday night across southern Manitoba with daytime temperatures forecast to be –15 C to –20 C before easing a bit by end of the week.

 Normal temperatures for this time of year are a high of about 6 C and overnight low of –16 C.

Meanwhile, an extreme cold warning is now in effect in parts of northern Manitoba.

Brochet and Tadoule Lake are expected to see wind chill as cold as –45 to –50 through to Wednesday morning.

School closures

Due to hazardous road conditions, all schools are cancelled Monday in the following:

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