Flurries threaten to cause poor visibility in southern Manitoba

Cherrill Delege sent this photo of snow in Winnipeg on Tuesday morning. Submitted by Cherrill Delege / File

WINNIPEG – A push of cold Arctic air will bring flurries that could become intense and cause sudden low visibility in southern Manitoba, Environment Canada said in a special weather statement Tuesday.

Winnipeg, Selkirk, Gimli, Portage la Prairie, Beausejour, Morden, Winkler, Altona, Steinbach and Ashern could all be affected by the flurries. Scroll down for a full list of affected communities.

Flurries will blow off the larger Manitoba lakes and southward over the Red River Valley, the statement says. The most intense flurries will be experienced due south of the lakes.

Localized snowfall accumulations of five and possible 10 centimetres will begin to fall Tuesday afternoon and persist into Wednesday, the weather agency said.

“The city of Winnipeg will escape the strongest flurries, but will likely see a few centimetres of snow accumulation as weaker bands of flurries swing through the area,” the statement says.

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Communities forecast to be affected by the flurries are:

  • Winnipeg
  • Selkirk, Gimli, Stonewall, Woodlands, Eriksdale
  • Portage la Prairie, Headingley, Brunkild, Carman
  • Dugald, Beausejour, Grand Beach
  • Morden, Winkler, Altona, Emerson, Morris
  • Steinbach, St. Adolphe, Dominion City, Vita, Richer
  • Arborg, Hecla, Fisher River, Gypsumville, Ashern

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