PHOTOS: Northern Manitoba plunged into winter with major snowfall

St. Theresa Point, Island Lake, Manitoba snowfall Oct. 6 2014. Submitted by Jaw Di Flett / Facebook

WINNIPEG – A wet, cold fall day greeted southern Manitobans Monday morning, but at least they didn’t wake up to the 25 centimetres of snow that fell on Gillam over the weekend.

Northern Manitoba had its first significant snowfall of the season on the weekend, with Gillam getting the worst of it.

A snowfall warning continues for Brochet, Tadoule Lake, Lynn Lake, Leaf Rapids and Pukatawagan on Monday morning. Total snowfall of 15 to 25 centimetres was forecast by Environment Canada.


Highway 304 is snow-covered between Wallace Lake and Bissett, Man., after an early October storm. Submitted by Sandy Matuszewski Winter / Facebook
Looks like there won't be a lot more ATV riding after Thompson, Man., had its first major snowfall of the season. Submitted by Crystal Zdebiak / Facebook
The roads were treacherous after snow fell on St. Theresa Point, Man., on Sunday. More snow fell overnight. Submitted by Jaw Di Flett / Facebook
Thompson, Man., is waking up to a winter wonderland on Monday. Submitted by Christ Defoort / Facebook
Any outdoor picnics in Flin Flon, Man., will be snowy this morning. Submitted by Jen Hughes Meikle / Facebook
Island Lake children will be playing in the snow rather than shooting hoops after this playground was buried on the weekend. Submitted by Megan Elizabeth / Facebook
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Snow blankets Norway House, Man., on Monday morning. Walter Gunn Sr. / Facebook
Gillam, Man., residents have some shovelling to do as they head out Monday morning. Submitted by Mary-Ellen Smith / Facebook
The kids will be sharing their trampoline with a white blanket after Gillam, Man., was hit with 25 centimetres of snow. Submitted by Mary-Ellen Smith / Facebook
Tadoule Lake, Man., was also hit by snow over the weekend. Submitted by Monica Hart / Facebook

Environment Canada snowfall warnings for Island Lake, Oxford House and Gods Lake ended shortly after 10:30 a.m. Snowfall warnings for Gillam, Thompson, Nelson House and Split Lake ended at 4:40 a.m.

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Weekend snowfall amounts for northern Manitoba communities reported by Environment Canada were:

  • Gillam – 25 centimetres
  • Thompson – 15 cm
  • Island Lake – 10 cm
  • Tadoule Lake – 10 cm
  • Lynn Lake – 5 cm, with 5-10 cm forecast for Monday.

The forecast for Winnipeg on Monday morning included a 30 per cent chance of showers in the morning, a few showers beginning near noon and a high of 8 C.

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