WINNIPEG – Northern Manitoba was blanketed with snow in early June as an unseasonal storm hit the region Thursday night and continued Friday.
A snowfall warning continued for Brochet, Tadoule Lake and Churchill, Man., on Friday morning. The same warning ended for Lynn Lake, Leaf Rapids and Pukatawagan, Man.
Environment Canada issued the warning earlier Thursday, saying 10 to 20 centimetres of snow was expected in areas that are usually well into spring weather by June.
Churchill got 10 to 15 cm of snow on Thursday, Environment Canada said, and more was expected. The port city was forecast to get a mix of snow and ice pellets on Friday with accumulations near 10 cm and another two to four centimetres of snow overnight.
Tadoule Lake was expected to get the highest snowfall accumulation, with another 15 cm forecast to fall Friday and overnight. In the Brochet region, heavy snowfall was expected only in southern areas, near the community of Brochet and south.
The snow is forecast to taper off Saturday as the system weakens and moves over Hudson Bay.
Environment Canada warned that visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.