Manitoba

Snowfall warning issued for Interlake, Selkirk, Portage la Prairie

From Gimli to Portage la Prairie, Manitobans are going to get a dump of snow.

From Gimli to Portage la Prairie, Manitobans are going to get a dump of snow.

Environment Canada said Tuesday afternoon the following communities and rural municipalities are under a snowfall warning: 

  • R.M. of Victoria Beach including Victoria Beach
  • Selkirk - Gimli - Stonewall - Woodlands - Eriksdale
  • R.M. of Alexander including Belair Provincial Forest
  • R.M. of St. Clements including Grand Beach and Brokenhead
  • R.M. of St. Clements including Libau
  • R.M. of Brokenhead including Beausejour and Garson 
  • R.M. of Springfield including Oakbank, Anola, and Birds Hill Provincial Park
  • R.M. of East St. Paul including Birds Hill
  • Portage la Prairie - Headingley - Brunkild - Carman

CBC meteorologist John Sauder said winds will continue to get stronger tonight and early Wednesday which will produce lake effect flurries and in some cases five to 10 centimeters of snow for those areas. 

Sauder said it could even mean reduced visibility and snowsqualls near the lakes.

Winnipeg should be spared from the worst with just a light dusting of snow.

The colder-than-normal temperatures will hang on for at least the rest of the week with daytime highs from - 6 C on Thursday to - 7 C on Friday and - 8 C on the weekend. 

Overnight lows will be between - 11 C and - 14 C.

The normals for this time of year are a high of -1 C and overnight low of - 9 C.

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