Winnipeg avoids heavy snowfall from Colorado Low

Winnipeg managed to avoid significant snowfall Wednesday through Thursday morning courtesy of a Colorado Low.According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), snowfall totals between Sprague and the Whiteshell ranged from 10-20 centimetres.Here are the snowfall totals in centimetres from ECCC from the morning October 11, 2018.Sprague 14Pinawa 14Rennie 13Steinbach area 5-10Emerson 5-10Kleefeld 8Niverville 7St. Pierre Jolys 6Gretna 5Great Falls 4Morris 3Morden 1Winnipeg <1There was also a CoCoRaHS measuring station in Sundown which measured 18.3 cm.Snowfall totals south of the border were even higher with more than 30 cm of snow falling before 3 p.m.Meanwhile in southeastern North Dakota…. 13.1″ of snow. #weather #NDwx #MNwx— Nick Marusiak (@nmarusiakwx) October 10, 2018
Slow-moving, heavier bands of snow contributed to the higher snowfall amounts.Behind the snow will be some bitter cold. Record cold temperatures were set Thursday morning in Thompson at -15.2° C and Gillam at -11.8° C.

Snow in Steinbach Thursday morning. Sara Richards/Submitted

Snow in Steinbach Thursday morning. Sara Richards/SubmittedSara Richards/SubmittedWith clearing skies Thursday night temperatures in Winnipeg are expected to drop down to -8 C by Friday morning. The record low for Oct. 12 is -8.9 C set back in 1874 and 1919.There is also more precipitation in the forecast for southern Manitoba, starting Friday evening starting with a mix of rain and snow continuing into Sunday.
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