|Sprague, Manitoba, by Robin Milne. Pic sent to TWN.|
Snowfall was even mixed in with some light rain and drizzle at times yesterday afternoon and evening, though did not accumulate to much.
The next 2 images below summarise snowfall totals in Manitoba, south of the border and in the Winnipeg area:
Snowfall totals in south east Manitoba and south of the border
Winnipeg 2-10 cm Lancaster, Minnesota 20 cm
Landmark 14 cm Crookston, Minnesota 15 cm
Beausejour 10-15 cm Warren, Minnesota 13 cm
Pinawa 11 cm Grand Forks, ND 10 cm
Indian Bay 12 cm
Steinbach 21 cm
Woodridge 20 cm
|Snowfall totals in the Winnipeg area. Click on image to enlarge.|
WPG Airport 2.0 cm
Charleswood 3.8 cm
Downtown 3.0 cm
St. Boniface 6.3 cm
River Park South 9 cm
Oakbank 12 cm
There was a sharp cut-off in precipitation west of the RRV with little to no snow at all in areas such as Portage, Morden and Carman.
The storm caused very dangerous driving conditions with numerous collisions, and a few power outages. The storm has also been blamed on a fatal collision near the corner of the Perimeter and Lagimodière where one woman lost her life. Fog, poor visibility, blowing snow and ice combined to create these dangerous highway conditions. It is advised you do not travel tonight unless you absolutely need to. A link to the latest highway conditions can be found under 'MB highway conditions' in my list of links on the right hand side of this blog.
The extensive snow cover we now have could very well keep our temperatures a little cooler over the next few weeks even with a southerly wind, since snow is all the way down south of the border as well. Of course that cannot be guaranteed. This winter has already been full of surprises. A westerly wind could still keep us warm, thanks to the limited snow cover which still exists in the western RRV. It does not appear things will really begin to cool down until the weekend though, thanks to cloud cover and low pressure system over the next few days. Widespread flurries are possible everyday this week until the weekend, though accumulations should remain minimal.
It now appears our idea of an early spring in late February or during the first week of March will remain a fantansy.. :(