The Never Ending Winter On The Prairie

By: plapman , 5:58 PM GMT on February 26, 2014

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Alerts for: Portage la Prairie - Headingley - Brunkild - Carman

Extreme wind chill values developing this afternoon and evening.

An Arctic cold front pushing south across Southern Manitoba will bring strong northerly winds and another blast of cold temperatures into the region today into tonight. The front is expected to move quickly southward across the area bringing falling temperatures in its wake. The gusty north winds will produce areas of blowing and drifting snow with near zero visibility at times particularly in the Red River Valley and near the Manitoba lakes. The strongest winds are expected to occur along and behind the frontal passage with wind gusts to 70 or 80 km/h possible. Motorists should be prepared for sudden reductions in visibility on area roadways as visibilities may drop from good to near zero within a few minutes.

By late afternoon into this evening wind chill values over many areas are expected to drop to the minus 40 mark. At these extreme wind chill values frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 10 minutes.

Winds are expected to diminish tonight as an Arctic ridge of high pressure builds into the area dropping overnight lows into the minus thirties with wind chill values in the minus forties.
Blowing snow warning for
Portage la Prairie - Headingley - Brunkild - Carman continued

Blowing snow with local whiteouts at times today.

An Arctic cold front pushing south across Southern Manitoba will bring strong northerly winds and another blast of cold temperatures into the region today into tonight. The front is expected to move quickly southward across the area bringing falling temperatures in its wake. The gusty north winds will produce areas of blowing and drifting snow with near zero visibility at times particularly in the Red River Valley and near the Manitoba lakes. The strongest winds are expected to occur along and behind the frontal passage with wind gusts to 70 or 80 km/h possible. Motorists should be prepared for sudden reductions in visibility on area roadways as visibilities may drop from good to near zero within a few minutes.

By late afternoon into this evening wind chill values over many areas are expected to drop to the minus 40 mark. At these extreme wind chill values frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 10 minutes.

Winds are expected to diminish tonight as an Arctic ridge of high pressure builds into the area dropping overnight lows into the minus thirties with wind chill values in the minus forties.

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11:04 PM GMT on February 28, 2014
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1. Ylee
6:10 PM GMT on February 26, 2014
Don't know if you saw my last post on your old blog, but I wish Old nanook would turn his fans off! :)

Is that a new webcam, or did you reconfigure your old one? Looks nice!

Take care!
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Central City
Portage La Prairie, MANITOBA
Elevation: 863 ft
Temperature: 72.3 °F
Dew Point: 49.2 °F
Humidity: 44%
Wind: 5.4 mph from the NW
Wind Gust: 8.7 mph
Updated: 1:08 PM CDT on July 15, 2014

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