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A Winter Storm Watch for Western Manitoba

By: plapman, 1:41 PM GMT on November 30, 2009

Today will start cloudy with 30% chance of flurries early this morning then sunny with cloudy periods. Thw wind will be from the northwest at 30 km/h (19 mph) then becoming light this afternoon. A high of 5C(41F) is forecast.
Tonight will be cloudy with periods of snow beginning after midnight and a low of -5C(23F).
There's a winter storm watch for the western part of the province. Hopefully it will not track easterly into my area.
Severe Weather Bulletin
issued by Environment Canada
at 10:28 am CST Monday 30 November 2009.
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Watches/warnings in effect for southern Manitoba...

Snowfall warning for:
Brandon - Carberry - Treherne
Minnedosa - Neepawa - Russell - Riding Mountain National Park
Killarny- Pilot Mound - Manitou
Melita - Boissevain - Turtle Mountain Provincial Park
Virden - Souris.

10 to 15 cm of snow for southwestern Manitoba tonight.

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Watches/warnings ended for southern Manitoba...

Winter Storm Watch upgraded to snowfall warning for:
Brandon - Carberry - Treherne
Minnedosa - Neepawa - Russell - Riding Mountain National Park
Killarney - Pilot Mound - Manitou
Melita - Boissevain - Turtle Mountain Provincial Park
Virden - Souris.

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==Discussion==
a rapidly moving weather system will start spreading snow into
southern Saskatchewan this afternoon and then intensify once it
reaches southwestern Manitoba this evening.

Current indications point to the swath of heaviest snow falling from
Virden to Pilot Mound. Starting this evening, 10 to 15 cm of snow
are expected to fall in these regions before the snow tapers off on
Tuesday afternoon.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details.


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Updated: 1:27 PM GMT on December 01, 2009

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Normal Temperature on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:46 PM GMT on November 29, 2009

Today will see clearing this morning and a high of 1C(34F).
Tonight will start clear then increasing cloudiness after midnight with a 30% chance of flurries. The low is expected to be near -6C(21F).
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Updated: 1:40 PM GMT on November 30, 2009

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Clouds and Flurries on the Prairie

By: plapman, 3:39 PM GMT on November 28, 2009

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and a 30% chance of flurries this afternoon with a high near 2C(36F).
Tonight will start cloudy then clearing overnight with a low of -9C(15F).
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Updated: 1:45 PM GMT on November 29, 2009

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Cloudy and Cool on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:25 PM GMT on November 27, 2009

Today will be cloudy with a high of 1C(34F).
Tonight will remain cloudy with a 40% chance of flurries overnight as the temperature remains steady near -3C(26F).
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Updated: 3:38 PM GMT on November 28, 2009

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Cool on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:31 PM GMT on November 26, 2009

Today will start cloudy then clearing late this morning. The high is expected to be near 1C(34F).
Tonight will see a few clouds remaining as the overnight low falls to -6C(21F).
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I hope all the people south of the border enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday and meal
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Updated: 1:24 PM GMT on November 27, 2009

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A White Ground on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:40 PM GMT on November 25, 2009

Today will start cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries early this morning then clearing this afternoon. The wind becoming north at 30 km/h (19 mph) this morning. High 3C(37F).
Tonight will be clear as the north wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becomes light this evening nd the overnight low drops to -11C(12F).
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Abby flushed 2 bunnies yesterday. She seems to have the finding down pat but has to work on the chase. Those bunnies leave her panting in the dust.
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Updated: 1:28 PM GMT on November 26, 2009

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Cooling on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:49 PM GMT on November 24, 2009

Today will start sunny with increasing cloudiness early this afternoon and a high of 4C(39F).
Tonight will be cloudy with a low of -3C(26F).
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Updated: 1:32 PM GMT on November 25, 2009

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Sunshine and Warm on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:25 PM GMT on November 23, 2009

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and a high near 7C(45F).
Tonight will start with cloudy periods then clearing overnight and a low of -7C(19F).
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Updated: 1:48 PM GMT on November 24, 2009

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Clearng on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:06 PM GMT on November 22, 2009

Today will bring clearing as the wind becomes westerly at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) this morning then south 20 km/h (12 mph) this afternoon. The high is expected to be near 8C(46F).
Tonight will be clear with an overnight low of -7C(19F).
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Updated: 1:24 PM GMT on November 23, 2009

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Some clouds on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:55 PM GMT on November 21, 2009

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and a southeast wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) this morning. The high is expected to be near 9C(48F).
Tonight will bring cloudy periods as the wind shifts slightly to the southwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) overnight. The overnight low s expected to be near -2C(28F).
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Updated: 2:04 PM GMT on November 22, 2009

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Some clouds on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:55 PM GMT on November 21, 2009

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and a southeast wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) this morning. The high is expected to be near 9C(48F).
Tonight will bring cloudy periods as the wind shifts slightly to the southwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) overnight. The overnight low s expected to be near -2C(28F).
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Clear and Mild on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:22 PM GMT on November 20, 2009

Today will be sunny with a high near 10C(50F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of -2C(28F).
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Updated: 1:53 PM GMT on November 21, 2009

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Clear and Above Normal on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:26 PM GMT on November 19, 2009

Today will be sunny with a northwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) near noon and a high of 9C(48F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of -5C(23F).
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Updated: 1:21 PM GMT on November 20, 2009

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A Record High on the Prairie is Possible

By: plapman, 1:27 PM GMT on November 18, 2009

Today will be sunny with a south wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) gusting to 40 km/h (25 mph) as the high rises to 13C(55F).
Tonight will start clear then increasing cloudiness after midnight. An overnight low of -2C(28F) is expected.
Todays high of 13 could tie the 96 year record of 13 and maybe set a new one.
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Updated: 1:25 PM GMT on November 19, 2009

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Still Warm and Sunny on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:25 PM GMT on November 17, 2009

Today will be sunny with a southwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light near noon. A high of 12C(54F) id forecast.
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of 0C(32F).
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Updated: 1:26 PM GMT on November 18, 2009

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Sunshine and Above Normal on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:23 PM GMT on November 16, 2009

Today will be sunny with a southwest wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) and a high of 9C(48F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of 2C(36F).
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Updated: 1:24 PM GMT on November 17, 2009

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The Gophers are Asleep on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:50 PM GMT on November 15, 2009

Today will be sunny with a high near 5C(41F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of -6C(21F).
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It's been quiet on the prairie lately. Me and Abby go for our usual walk but the gophers have gone for the season. She get's to chase a odd rabbit and knows where to start looking. Every day she searches spots where she has routed one before. She seems to do it all by scent going in circles and zig-zagging across and open area where she found a bunny before.
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Updated: 1:21 PM GMT on November 16, 2009

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Sunshine on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:43 PM GMT on November 14, 2009

Today will be sunny with a high of 6C(43F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low near -10C(14F).
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Updated: 2:49 PM GMT on November 15, 2009

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Sunshine on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:25 PM GMT on November 13, 2009

Today will be sunny with a high of 6C(43F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of -6C(21F).
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Updated: 2:42 PM GMT on November 14, 2009

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Clouds and Showers on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:26 PM GMT on November 12, 2009

Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of showers this morning and early this afternoon while the high is expected t be near 9C(48F).
Tonight will be overcast with an overnight low of -1C(30F).
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Updated: 1:23 PM GMT on November 13, 2009

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My Father in WW II

By: plapman, 2:21 PM GMT on November 11, 2009

Today will be sunny with a high of 12C(54F).
Tonight it will change to cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and a southeast wind at 20 km/h (12 mph). The overnight low will be 3C(37F).
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My Father in World War 2
On Leave in London



A Regimental Photo

My father is in the 4th row from the bottom , standing 2nd from the right

Wounded from the Winnipeg Free Press


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Updated: 1:25 PM GMT on November 12, 2009

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Sun , Clouds and Wind on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:29 PM GMT on November 10, 2009

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and a southerly wind at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) this morning. The high is expected to be near 13C(55F).
Tonight will start cloudy theb clearing overnight as the southerly wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) becomes light near midnight. An overnight low of 2C(36F) is forecast.
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Updated: 2:20 PM GMT on November 11, 2009

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Sunny and Above Normal Temp for the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:27 PM GMT on November 09, 2009

Today will be sunny with a high near 10C(50F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of -5C(23F).
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Updated: 1:28 PM GMT on November 10, 2009

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A Nice Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:11 PM GMT on November 08, 2009

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and a southwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph). The high is exopected to be near 11C(52F).
Tonight will bring a few clouds an an ovrnight low of 0C(32F).
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I have my workstation all set up in it's new location. The webcam is giving me problems with reflection off the glass but I can fix that. The queen of the prairie is amazed at the amount of stuff I had packed in the old location.
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Updated: 1:23 PM GMT on November 09, 2009

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Sunshine and Warm on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:10 PM GMT on November 07, 2009

Today will be sunny with a west wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) gusting to 40 km/h (25 mph) increasing to 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) this morning. The high is expected to be near 10C(50F).
Tonight will remain clear as the southwest wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) becomes light overnight. An overnight low of 2C(36F) is forecast.
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I got my computer move out to the rec room and am partially set up. The webcam is going to be a problem in the new location as the view is only the drivway but I may be able to angle out to the street.

I got a pleasant surprize yesterday when the granddaughter rake my leaves imnto piles. I just have to bag them and wait for the next set to fall andtry and talk her into doing it again.
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Updated: 1:10 PM GMT on November 08, 2009

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More Sunshine on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:26 PM GMT on November 06, 2009

Today will be sunny with a south wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) that will become light this morning. A high of 14C(57F) is forecast.
Tonight will remain clear with a west wind at 20 km/h (12 mph). The overnight low is expected to be near 3C(37F).
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It looks like my workstation will be down for a while today as I'm evicted from my computer room to turn it back into a bedroom for the daughter.
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Updated: 2:07 PM GMT on November 07, 2009

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Sunshne on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:07 PM GMT on November 05, 2009

Today will be sunny with a southeast wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) and a high near 5C(41F).
Tonight will remain clear as the southeast wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) continues and the overnight low drops to near 2C(36F).
============================================================== I'm still fighting Kramer for possession of my computer room. Yesterday someone left the door open and he put the webcam out of action. Today he's been sprayed 6 times and still tries to come it. He is one stubborn cat!
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Updated: 1:25 PM GMT on November 06, 2009

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Sunshine on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:58 PM GMT on November 04, 2009

Today will see clearing this morning with a west wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) gusting to 40 km/h (25 mph) this morning and a high near 6C(43F).
Tonight will be clear with a low of -9C(15F).
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Updated: 1:06 PM GMT on November 05, 2009

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Partly Cloudy on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:34 PM GMT on November 03, 2009

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and a southeast wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light near noon. A high of 3C(37F) is expected.
Tonight will be cloudy with a north wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this evening. An overnight low of -5C(23F) is forecast.
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Updated: 12:57 PM GMT on November 04, 2009

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Maybe Sunshine on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:20 PM GMT on November 02, 2009

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods with the west wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light this afternoon. A high of 2C(36F) is forecast.
Tonight will be clear with an overnight low of -8C(17F).
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Updated: 1:33 PM GMT on November 03, 2009

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Ghosts on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:28 PM GMT on November 01, 2009

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and a southeast wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming northwest 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) this morning. A high of 6C(43F) is expected.
Tonight will bring a few clouds as the northwest wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) becomes light this evening then swings to the west at 30 km/h (19 mph)overnight. An overnight low of -3C(26F) is forecast.
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It was a quiet night on the prairie for ghouls. We only had about 50 kids come to the door looking for treats.
I did have a visit from the ghost who resides in my house. At about 2:30 am my car GPS, currently living on my dresser, turned itself on with the message GPS signal lost. I got up and shut it off, then about 4:00 am the same thing happened. It's my guess the battery is dead now as I left it on.
Over the years ,living here, many strange occurrences have happened. The kids all say they've seen people, tv's have turned on ,clock pendulums have fallen to the floor and footsteps have been heard while all are sleeping.
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Updated: 1:18 PM GMT on November 02, 2009

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About plapman

Retired and loving it. If I'd have known about retirement befor I started my 40 year career with the government of Manitoba I'd have retired first. :)