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WWCN12 CWWG 250215  
SNOWFALL WARNING  
FOR NORTHERN MANITOBA  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 9:15 P.M. CDT FRIDAY 24 MARCH 2017.  
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SNOWFALL WARNING FOR:  
THE PAS - WANLESS - WESTRAY - CLEARWATER LAKE PROV. PARK  
FLIN FLON - CRANBERRY PORTAGE - SNOW LAKE  
THOMPSON - NELSON HOUSE - SPLIT LAKE  
LYNN LAKE - LEAF RAPIDS - PUKATAWAGAN.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
SNOWFALL, WITH TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 10 TO 15 CM IS EXPECTED.  
 
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING INTO CENTRAL MANITOBA OVERNIGHT WILL  
BRING AN AREA OF SNOW ALONG WITH SOME FREEZING RAIN ACROSS CENTRAL  
AND NORTHERN AREAS OF THE PROVINCE OVERNIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOW  
WILL DEVELOP IN THE PAS AND FLIN FLON AREAS OVERNIGHT AND SPREAD  
NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS NORTHERN MANITOBA THROUGH THE DAY SATURDAY.  
GENERAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 10 TO 15 CM ARE LIKELY BY SATURDAY  
EVENING ACROSS THE WARNING AREA.  
 
FOR THE PAS, SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN OR ICE  
PELLETS SATURDAY MORNING BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO RAIN BY THE  
AFTERNOON AS TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE FREEZING. FREEZING RAIN IS MOST  
LIKELY NEAR AND SOUTH OF THE PAS. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL RANGE FROM A  
FEW CENTIMETRES SOUTH OF TOWN TO 10 TO 15 CM TOWARDS FLIN FLON WHERE  
PRECIPITATION SHOULD STAY MAINLY AS SNOW.  
 
THE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE OUT OF NORTHERN MANITOBA ON SUNDAY  
WITH THE SNOW TAPERING TO FLURRIES AS IT MOVES OUT OF THE REGION.  
 
RAPIDLY ACCUMULATING SNOW COULD MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT OVER SOME  
LOCATIONS. SURFACES SUCH AS HIGHWAYS, ROADS, WALKWAYS AND PARKING  
LOTS MAY BECOME DIFFICULT TO NAVIGATE DUE TO ACCUMULATING SNOW.  
 
PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR ALERTS AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY  
ENVIRONMENT CANADA. TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER, SEND AN EMAIL TO  
EC.STORM.EC(AT)CANADA.CA OR TWEET REPORTS USING (HASH)MBSTORM.  
 
HTTP://WEATHER.GC.CA  
 
END/PASPC  
 
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