Strong wind, snowfall warnings issued for parts of Manitoba

Winnipeg and southern Manitoba are expected to see strong winds gusting up to 80 km/h or more this weekend, while most of central Manitoba is under a snowfall warning, Environment Canada says.

The agency has issued a special weather statement for Saturday, calling for a fast-moving clipper system that will bring strong, gusty winds. 

Those winds are expected to die down by Saturday night. 

In addition, parts of northern and central Manitoba are under a snowfall warning. 

Heavy snow will spread across Saskatchewan and reach central Manitoba by Friday evening. 

Ten to 20 centimetres are expected for:

  • The Pas.
  • Clearwater Lake Provincial Park.
  • Moose Lake.
  • Cross Lake and Jenpeg.
  • Hwy 6 between Little Limestone Lake and Ponton.
  • Molson Lake and Bear Lake.
  • Norway House.
  • Wabowden.
  • Island Lake.
  • Oxford House and Gods Lake.
  • Red Sucker Lake.
  • Flin Flon, Cranberry Portage, and Grass River Provincial Park.
  • Snow Lake and Herb Lake Landing.

The snow may create low visibility, Environment Canada warned. 

It is expected to taper off at some point Saturday.