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. :)
By: plapman , 2:10 PM GMT on January 25, 2011
Today will start cloudy then clearing this afternoon. The wWind becoming north at 30 km/h (19 mph) this afternoon. A high of -4C(24F) is expected.
Tonight will remain clear with a north wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light this evening. The overnight low will be -20C(-4F).
The Queen's snowman showed up near noon and cleared our driveway. He had to use the snowblower this time but he sure does a good job. He's certainly earning his money this year.
The first official flood report was issued yesterday. It doesnt sound good. If we get a quick melt it could equal 1997 which was termed the flood of the cebtury. A normal melt will still bring flooding conditions.
In the last couple of years they have made the Winnipeg floodway larger to handle 1997 flows so Winnipeg should be safe from the Red River.
The Portage Diversion which diverts water to Lake manitoba will be running at full capacity but the dykes between Portage and Winnipeg may give them problems. I worked on the Asiniboine dyke during a flood in 1976 and they were impassable by vehicle. We had to use bombadiers to patrol them. That may happen again.
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