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Special Weather Statement for Westman including City of Brandon - Environment Canada

By: Q Country/Star FM News
Posted: March 9, 2023 08:16

Snow and blowing snow possible Friday night through Saturday

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Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Westman including the City of Brandon. Also:

Mun. of Glenboro-South Cypress incl. Treesbank
Mun. of Norfolk Treherne
Mun. of North Cypress-Langford incl. Neepawa and Carberry
Mun. of North Norfolk incl. MacGregor Sidney and Austin
Mun. of Oakland-Wawanesa incl. Carroll
R.M. of Cornwallis west of Shilo incl. Chater
R.M. of Elton incl. Forrest
R.M. of Victoria incl. Holland and Cypress River

Snow and blowing snow possible Friday night through Saturday.

A developing low pressure system in Montana will spread snow into southern Saskatchewan on Friday night. As the low tracks eastwards into North Dakota, snow will spread through southeastern Saskatchewan into southern Manitoba. The snow is forecast to begin in southwestern Saskatchewan on Friday evening, move across southern Saskatchewan into southwestern Manitoba Friday night, and then push across southern Manitoba Saturday into Saturday evening.

As much as 10 to 20 cm of snow is possible in some areas with this system, but there is uncertainty with its track. The primary concern is that this system could end up further south which could substantially decrease the amount of snow that would fall across the southern Prairies.

Moderate southeasterly winds will develop ahead of this disturbance, coinciding with the leading bands of organized snowfall. This will produce areas of blowing snow on Friday evening across southern Saskatchewan which could result in deteriorating travel conditions. Blowing snow is also possible in southwestern Manitoba early Saturday.

Confidence with this system at this time is low to moderate due to the variability of the system's track. It is possible that over the next 24 hours the track of the low may shift further south, limiting the snowfall amounts and blowing snow potential.

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