October 11, 2018 3:35 pm
Updated: October 12, 2018 11:09 am

Winnipeg avoids heavy snowfall from Colorado Low

St. Rita, Manitoba.

Kristin Hause/submitted

Winnipeg managed to avoid significant snowfall Wednesday through Thursday morning courtesy of a Colorado Low.

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), snowfall totals between Sprague and the Whiteshell ranged from 10-20 centimetres.

Here are the snowfall totals in centimetres from ECCC from the morning October 11, 2018.

  • Sprague 14
  • Pinawa 14
  • Rennie 13
  • Steinbach area 5-10
  • Emerson 5-10
  • Kleefeld 8
  • Niverville 7
  • St. Pierre Jolys 6
  • Gretna 5
  • Great Falls 4
  • Morris 3
  • Morden 1
  • Winnipeg <1

There was also a CoCoRaHS measuring station in Sundown which measured 18.3 cm.

Snowfall totals south of the border were even higher with more than 30 cm of snow falling before 3 p.m.

Slow-moving, heavier bands of snow contributed to the higher snowfall amounts.

Behind the snow will be some bitter cold. Record cold temperatures were set Thursday morning in Thompson at -15.2° C and Gillam at -11.8° C.

Snow in Steinbach Thursday morning. Sara Richards/Submitted

Sara Richards/Submitted

With clearing skies Thursday night temperatures in Winnipeg are expected to drop down to -8 C by Friday morning. The record low for Oct. 12 is -8.9 C set back in 1874 and 1919.

There is also more precipitation in the forecast for southern Manitoba, starting Friday evening starting with a mix of rain and snow continuing into Sunday.

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