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Portage under blowing snow advisory

By Portage Daily Graphic, Portage Daily Graphic

Environment Canada has once again issued a special weather alert for the region.

According to the alert, an arctic cold front pushing southward through southern Manitoba will bring gusty winds and poor visibilities in snow and blowing snow this evening.

Visibility may drop very suddenly with the passage of this cold front. Poor visibilities should last for a few hours and then improve as the winds diminish behind this cold front. Poor visibilities may last into the morning hours in the southern Red River Valley, closest to the American border.

Much colder air follows in the wake of this cold front. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

Blowing snow advisories are issued when winds are expected to create blowing snow giving poor visibility to 800 metres or less for at least 3 hours.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.

Blowing snow advisory issued for:

•    R.M. of Portage la Prairie incl. St. Ambroise, Man.
•    R.M. of Cartier incl. Elie St. Eustache and Springstein, Man.
•    R.M. of Grey incl. St. Claude Elm Creek and Fannystelle, Man.

 


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