Manitobans Warned to batten down the hatches 

The Westman and Parkland areas will be experiencing some crazy weather over the next few days.


Let’s start in Parkland, where the Russell, Roblin, and Dauphin area is under a winter storm warning for today and tomorrow.


Environment Canada says there is expected to be a strong low-pressure system tracking across the central Prairies bringing a large swath of snow across central and northern Manitoba. Heavy snow over west-central Manitoba will track eastward this morning into the Norway House and Island lake areas and then slide southwards into the Parklands area of western Manitoba later this afternoon into this evening. Storm totals are forecast to be in the 15 to 25 cm range, although local amounts may be highly variable.


Along with the snow, there are expected to be strong winds gusting as high as 70 km/h that will also lead to reduced visibilities in blowing snow for today and tonight.


Meanwhile, for the Brandon area, there are expected to be severe winds of up to 90 km/h.


The strong winds will also see temperatures fall quickly and scattered rain showers will change over to snow with pockets of localized heavier snow. Visibilities may be suddenly reduced at times in snow and blowing snow. 


There might be blowing snow advisories later today. For more details on this weather disturbance click here.