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 , 1:12 PM GMT on January 26, 2014
Blizzard warning for Portage la Prairie - Headingley - Brunkild - Carman issued
Strong north winds 60 gusting to 80 km/h(50mph) will giveg blizzard conditions over Southern and Western Red River Valley.
A strong Arctic cold front is pushing across Southern Manitoba this morning. This front will usher in strong northerly winds gusting to 70 or 80 km/h producing extensive poor visibilities in blowing snow today over open areas. The worst conditions are expected over the Southern and Western Red River Valley where near zero visibilities will occur as north winds gust to 80 km/h at times. Highway travel will become difficult today due to blowing and drifting snow across the warning area. Travellers should be prepared for poor driving conditions and possible road closures.
Conditions will start to improve later today into this evening as the winds gradually decrease. However colder air will be flooding in with temperatures near -30C(-22F) overnight and wind chill values near minus 40C and F. Bitterly cold weather is expected to start the work week with temperatures well below normal.
It looks like me and the Queen are at home for the day. What a way for her to spend her day off.
Yesterday there was a pipeline explosion about 100 miles sw of the North Edge.
I can't think of a worse time for people to be without heat.
Luckily it explosion was downstream of me and I'm not affected.
It was in an open field and no one was injured.
Photo From CBC News
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