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.
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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