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AWCN11 CWWG 102129  
WEATHER SUMMARY  
FOR MANITOBA  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 3:29 P.M. CST FRIDAY 10 MARCH 2017.  
 
DISCUSSION.  
 
THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF WEATHER EVENT INFORMATION FROM  
ENVIRONMENT CANADA.  
 
A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKED THROUGH THE EASTERN PRAIRIES  
AND INTO THE EASTERN ARCTIC THIS WEEK PRODUCING DANGEROUS BLIZZARD  
CONDITIONS (VISIBILITIES OF LESS THAN 400 M) WITH SEVERE WINDS AND  
EXTREME SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS. CONDITIONS HAVE FINALLY BEGUN TO  
IMPROVE IN CHURCHILL.  
 
THE STRONGEST WIND GUST REPORTED AT CHURCHILL WAS 104 KM/H.  
 
THIS BLIZZARD WAS THE THIRD LONGEST BLIZZARD THAT CHURCHILL HAS HAD,  
LASTING 58 HOURS WITH 31 HOURS OF 0 M VISIBILITIES. IT BEGAN TUESDAY  
MORNING AND LASTED UNTIL THURSDAY NIGHT.  
 
THE LONGEST BLIZZARD CHURCHILL HAS HAD WAS IN 1971 LASTING 60 HOURS  
AND THE SECOND LONGEST BLIZZARD IN 1989 LASTING 60 HOURS.  
 
THEY ALSO RECEIVED 36 CM OF SNOW WITH THIS SYSTEM. HOWEVER, WITH THE  
STRONG WINDS OCCURRING SIMULTANEOUSLY, SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE HARD  
TO MEASURE.  
 
RECORDS IN CHURCHILL GO BACK TO 1953.  
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SUMMARY MAY CONTAIN PRELIMINARY OR UNOFFICIAL  
INFORMATION AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE OR FINAL REPORT.  
 
END/PASPC  
 
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