A winter storm watch is in effect

By: plapman , 12:59 PM GMT on March 31, 2007

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Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of drizzle this morning.A high of only 4 (39f) is forecast.
Tonight will bring more rain with 5 to 10 mm expected. A low of 1 (34f) is predicted.
The Watch
Winter storm watch for
Portage la Prairie - Headingley - Brunkild - Carman issued

10 cm of snow may fall in southern Manitoba Sunday afternoon.

The potential for severe winter weather exists over these regions.

A low pressure system will move across northern Minnesota on Sunday bringing significant amount of precipitation with it. Precipitation will begin in the form of rain over southern Manitoba this evening. Rain will change into snow Sunday morning over central Manitoba and Sunday afternoon in the Red River Valley including the City of Winnipeg. Snow will continue until midnight Sunday. 10 cm of snow are possible by midnight on Sunday. The exact path of the developing storm is still somewhat uncertain. This will lead to the timing of the phase change in precipitation, that may affect snowfall amounts. We will monitor the developing situation closely.

A winter storm watch is an alert of the potential development of severe winter weather. Persons in or near these areas should be prepared for developing adverse weather conditions and should listen for updated watches and possible warnings.

Conditions on the Assiniboine River
Levels continue to rise at most points from Miniota to Winnipeg. Levels have declined from Spruce Woods to Rossendale due to ice moving out. Minor flooding of valley lands is underway from St. Lazare to Grand Valley west of Brandon, where crests are expected this weekend or early next week.

Flows of 7000 cubic feet per second were diverted to Lake Manitoba via the Portage Diversion this morning with a total of 12700 cfs entering Portage Reservoir. Ice flows entered the Reservoir as of this morning, resulting in a large increase in flows. It appears that flows may not increase significantly beyond this mornings values and therefore difficulties are unlikely. Operation of the Diversion will prevent flooding from Portage la Prairie to Winnipeg.

Outflows from Shellmouth Reservoir continue to be near 1700 cfs to provide storage for anticipated runoff from the upper Assiniboine River. The Reservoir level has not yet risen due to cool weather in the area upstream of the Dam. Outflow may soon be reduced in order to reduce downstream river levels and to ensure a good water supply in case there is a slow, dry melt.

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4. Frozencanuck
1:31 PM GMT on April 01, 2007
Good morning guys: Dang its nice here so far today. Already up to 49F but it does look like more rain. Got a bit earlier this AM. If this keeps up may have to mow the lawn here soon. Grass is growing like mad. I see there is a wee breeze trying to start up. Just want it to dry up enough so I can go out and clean off the flowerbeds.

Nice thing about living in this area, we don't get the same kind of weather you poor folks do. Snow you say...burrrr...don't mind rain but hey the forecaster tells us we might see a bit next weekend. Some pretty cold temps coming. Hopefully it will like it always does and goes North of us.

Have a great day guys...

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3. nsphotog
11:32 PM GMT on March 31, 2007
Gee Tony...just to make you feel better,the weatherman is saying SNOW here on Tuesday.I hope he's wrong LOL.
Hey FC,I was just a-teasin' ya the other day LOL.But,just in case our weather doesn't improve here or in Manitoba soon,do you have room for a couple of fellow Canadians to drop by and warm up?
I can cook LOL.

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2. Frozencanuck
5:27 PM GMT on March 31, 2007
Funny of the day...

The year is 2345, and Steve and Sylvia have just landed on Mars after accumulating enough frequent flier miles for the trip. They meet a Martian couple and are talking about all sorts of things. Steve asks if Mars has a stock market, if they have laptop computers, how they make money, etc. Finally, Sylvia brings up the subject of sex. "So tell me, just how do you guys do it?" asks Sylvia. "Pretty much the same way you do," responds the Martian. The discussion ensues and finally the couples decide to swap partners for the night and experience one another. Sylvia and the male Martian go off to a bedroom where the Martian strips. He's got only a teeny,weeny johnson, about half an inch long, and just a quarter of an inch thick. "I don't think this is going to work," says Sylvia. "Why not?" he asks, "What's the matter?" "Well," she replies, "I'm afraid it's just not long enough to reach me." "No problem," he says, and proceeds to slap his forehead with the palm of his hand. With each slap on his forehead, his johnson grows until it becomes quite impressively long. "Well," she says, "That's quite impressive, but it's still pretty narrow ..." "No problem," he says, and starts pulling on his ears. With each pull, his johnson grows wider and wider, until the entire measurement of his johnson is extremely exciting to the woman. "Wow!" she exclaims, as they fell into bed and made mad, passionate love. The next day the couples rejoin their normal partners and they each go their own separate ways. As they walk along, Steve asks, "Well, was it any good?" "I hate to say it," says Sylvia, "but it was pretty wonderful. How about you?" "It was horrible!" he replies. "All I got was a headache -- she just kept slapping my forehead and pulling my ears the whole time!"

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1. Frozencanuck
1:15 PM GMT on March 31, 2007
Oh no dear friend. I thought your snow was over. The white stuff has its sights on us for possibly next wknd but hopefully that will change. Hope you have a safe day dear ones and that Buck gets to chase those furry critters into their burrows...
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