Global News Winnipeg racing the Colorado Low to North Dakota
Two Colorado lows in one week –it’s a lot of winter at once.
A special weather statement was issued Wednesday morning for a large portion of southeast Manitoba — including Winnipeg — by Environment and Climate Change Canada, as there is the potential to see near 10-20 cm of snow.
This is the second Colorado low that was forecasted starting late last week on Global News.
The potential storm track late last week could have had a much wider impact on southern Manitoba, even reaching southeastern Saskatchewan.
The track of this second storm looks to follow a similar path of the one that passed through on the weekend, but will see snow spread out a bit further north.
The current forecast has Winnipeg near the cusp of the high snowfall amounts with around 2-5 cm likely, however there is the potential for more if the storm moves from its current track.
There are also snowfall warnings in place around southeastern Manitoba, including:
- Sprague – Northwest Angle Provincial Forest
- Steinbach – St. Adolphe – Emerson – Vita – Richer
- Whiteshell – Lac du Bonnet – Pinawa
With such a large storm, Global News Winnipeg is heading into the thick of it, en route to Fargo, N.D.
South of the border — around the south east corner of North Dakota — is where the highest snowfall totals will likely hit with 30 plus centimetres possible, along with wind gusts around 80-90 km/h. Blizzard warnings are in place as visibility will be limited.
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Snow will be heaviest Wednesday afternoon and evening with winds staying very strong through Thursday.
You can watch for storm updates on Global News and 6 and 10 as well as Global News Morning. Listen-in on Global News Radio 680 CJOB.