A Winter Storm Watch in Effect On the Prairie

By: plapman , 12:29 PM GMT on April 23, 2008

Today will be sunny with the wind becoming westerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) early this morning. A high of 8C(46F) is forecast
Tonight will bring increasing cloudiness and snow at times heavy mixed with freezing rain beginning near midnight. Snowfall amount 10 cm(3.9 in). The winds will shift to the northeast at 30 km/h (19 mph) overnight. The temperature will remain steady near -2C(28F).
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Abby got into trouble yesterday. She got too far ahead of me and crossed a busy street. When she realized she was having a problem getting back to me she hesitated then made a dash back stopping 6 cars. She got a severe verbal reprimand and put back on the leash for a 1/4 mile.
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WINTER STORM WARNING: Portage La Prairie-Headingley-Brunkild-Carman
Issued at 3:04 PM CDT WEDNESDAY 23 APRIL 2008

HEAVY SNOWFALL AND FREEZING RAIN FOR MOST OF SOUTHERN MANITOBA BEGINNING OVERNIGHT AND ENDING THURSDAY. THIS IS A WARNING THAT DANGEROUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING IN THESE REGIONS. MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS...LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS.
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM INTENSIFYING OVER WYOMING TODAY WILL MOVE NORTHEASTWARD TO LAKE OF THE WOODS THURSDAY EVENING. AS THIS LOW APPROACHES, IT WILL SPREAD HEAVY SNOW, FREEZING RAIN, AND RAIN INTO SOUTHERN MANITOBA. THE PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING IN SOUTHERNMOST REGIONS, AND OVERNIGHT ELSEWHERE. THE EXACT TRACK OF THIS SYSTEM WILL BE IMPORTANT IN DETERMINING WHERE THE HEAVY SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN WILL OCCUR, AND WHERE THE RAIN SNOW BOUNDARY WILL SET UP. A SLIGHT SHIFT IN THE TRACK OF THE SYSTEM COULD PUT WINNIPEG INTO THE HEAVY SNOW AREA, OR CONVERSELY, INTO THE RAIN AREA. CURRENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT WINNIPEG WILL EXPERIENCE A MIXTURE OF SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN. AT THIS POINT, IT APPEARS THAT THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL ALONG A LINE FROM THE TURTLE MOUNTAINS THROUGH PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, GIMLI, AND BISSETT WITH 10 TO 20 CM EXPECTED. THE MOST LIKELY AREA FOR FREEZING RAIN WILL BE ALONG A 60 KILOMETRE WIDE SWATH THROUGH PILOT MOUND, WINNIPEG, DUGALD AND LAC DU BONNET. IN THE WAKE OF THIS SYSTEM STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CREATE SOME LOWER VISIBILITIES IN THE AREAS RECEIVING SNOWFALL. THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE PROVINCE NEAR SPRAGUE SHOULD ESCAPE WITH ONLY RAIN FROM THIS SYSTEM. THE PRECIPITATION WILL END THURSDAY MORNING IN AREAS WEST OF WINNIPEG AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON FURTHER EAST.
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5. GardenGrrl
5:00 AM GMT on April 24, 2008
My condolences on this continuation of winter. Abbey must like the snow so at least it's not a complete nuisance. Keep your feet dry and have a great day!
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4. DenverMark
12:01 AM GMT on April 24, 2008
Hi Tony,
We had our first severe weather of the year in eastern Colorado...maybe we're done with snow at the lower elevations! Hang in there...maybe this is your last shot of winter...
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3. ycd0108
11:57 PM GMT on April 23, 2008
I think you are getting what we had here last week end. (Just my theory)
I've been looking for the "Igloo" photo but maybe the problem is that my daughter emailed it to us while we were in Brasil and all I saw was on "Hotmail". Maybe she can dig up the original. Meantime I have no idea how to post a photo anyway without a digital camera.
Warming up here (I hope!) and nothing serious showing up in N.E. Pacific soon.
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2. sngalla
5:54 PM GMT on April 23, 2008
Hey Tony! Sounds like a brief return to winter. Stay warm with some hot chocolate!
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1. Alleyoops
12:46 PM GMT on April 23, 2008
Looks like its time to pull out those woolies again Tony. At least its not what they got in Alberta and Sask. Maybe you will be lucky and it will just skirt your area and you will not see much of anything.

Take care dear friends.
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