Today's Weather Trivia and More Snow of the Prairie

By: plapman , 12:08 PM GMT on April 11, 2014

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Special weather statement in effect for:
•Portage la Prairie - Headingley - Brunkild - Carman

5 to 10 cm (2-4 inches)of snow are possible Saturday.
A trough of low pressure deepening over Alberta is expected to gradually track eastward today and push across Southern Manitoba Saturday. 5 to 10 cm of snow is expected to fall in Southern Manitoba Saturday with higher amounts in Southwestern Manitoba. The snow is expected to taper off Saturday afternoon.
Precise snowfall amounts at this time are uncertain and will depend on surface temperatures and the exact track of the weather system. Current computer guidance is suggesting that the heaviest amounts will fall along and south of the Trans Canada highway where total accumulations 5 to 10 centimetres are possible.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts as warnings may be required.

Today's Weather Trivia
April 11 2004:
Environment Canada asked the UN World Meteorological Organization to retire the storm name �Juan.� Hurricane Juan took many lives and caused great damage when it swept through the Maritimes in September 2003. The WMO replaced �Juan� with �Joaquin.� This was the first time Canada asked the WMO to retire a storm name. An Atlantic hurricane cannot be named Juan for at least 10 years.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada

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12:21 PM GMT on April 12, 2014
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1. WeatherWise
2:14 PM GMT on April 11, 2014
Good morning! Is that snow prediciton for your area? Hope it misses you. Bring on SPRING! Have a great day!

It is a beautiful day in Virginia! Thinking of heading out for an early walk, today.
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