Fog shrouds most of southern Manitoba as temperature warms

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.

Risk of near-zero visibility across province's south, including on Trans-Canada Highway

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

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.

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

Nearly the entire southern half of Manitoba is under a fog advisory. (Environment Canada)

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

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.

Dense fog made driving a little dicey on the South Perimeter Highway on Wednesday morning. (Jaison Empson/CBC)

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.