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Storm buries southern Manitoba in up to 20 cm of snow

Snow buried the lawn furniture in Ochre River, Man., by 10 p.m. Tuesday. Submitted by Donna Scibak / Global News

WINNIPEG – Southwestern Manitoba communities were hit with as much as 20 centimetres of snow from a spring storm overnight.

The heaviest snowfall happened in the Riding Mountain area into the Interlake, with 15 to 25 centimetres reported, Environment Canada said in a release of unofficial snowfall totals.

Preliminary figures state 15-25 cm fell in Dauphin and 20 cm in Rossburn by 8 a.m. Wednesday.

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Fisher Branch got 15 cm and Roblin got 14 cm of snow, while Brandon had 6 cm. Winnipeg got about 5 cm by 8 a.m.

Unofficials snowfall totals from Environment Canada as of 8 a.m. are:

  • Winnipeg – 5 cm
  • Portage la Prairie – 5-10 cm
  • Brandon – 6 cm
  • Steinbach – 5 cm
  • Dauphin – 15-25 cm
  • Rossburn – 20 cm
  • McCreary – 18 cm
  • Neepawa – 15 cm
  • Fisher Branch – 15 cm
  • Roblin – 14 cm
  • Elkhorn – 10 cm
  • Argyle – 10 cm
  • Swan River – 8 cm
  • Miami – 6 cm
  • Morris – 2 cm

The weather brought treacherous conditions to the province, with multiple crashes and school closures reported across southern Manitoba.

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The Winnipeg forecast called for snow and blowing snow to end early in the afternoon, with total precipitation of 2 to 4 cm. Winds are expected to blow at 50 km per hour gusting to 70 km/h Wednesday morning. The forecast high is 0 C.

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