Thursday, November 6, 2008

winter has arrived

It is turning out to be a really unpleasant day weather wise...
currently ice pellets are falling... came home for lunch now get to get back out!
Oh well. Nothing I can do except settle in for the next 6 months...

INTER STORM WARNING: City of WinnipegIssued at 10:18 AM CST THURSDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2008

RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW THIS MORNING. THIS IS A WARNING THAT DANGEROUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING IN THESE REGIONS. MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS...LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS.

A INTENSE COLORADO LOW CONTINUES TO INTENSIFY AND TRACK SLOWLY NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE DAKOTAS TODAY. THIS WILL GIVE A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENT TO SOUTHERN MANITOBA TODAY AND FRIDAY WITH RAIN, SNOW, AND GUSTY WINDS. RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN HAVE ALREADY MOVED INTO SOUTHERN MANITOBA AND CHANGED INTO SNOW NORTH OF WINNIPEG THIS MORNING. RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN SHOULD CHANGE INTO SNOW OVER SOUTHERN RED RIVER VALLEY INCLUDING THE CITY OF WINNIPEG THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TONIGHT AND TAPER OFF FRIDAY. 10 TO 20 CM OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED BY FRIDAY OVER MANY AREAS OF RED RIVER VALLEY AND AREAS ALONG THE MANITOBA ESCARPMENT. AS THIS SYSTEM PROGRESSES THROUGH MINNESOTA, A STRONG NORTHERLY WIND WILL DEVELOP OVER SOUTHERN MANITOBA AND COMBINING WITH FALLING SNOW BLOWING SNOW WITH POOR VISIBILITIES CAN BE EXPECTED IN OPEN AREAS. THE SNOW AND WIND WILL TAPER OFF LATE FRIDAY AS THIS SYSTEM TRACKS INTO ONTARIO. A WINTER STORM WATCH IS AN ALERT OF THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE WINTER WEATHER. PERSONS IN OR NEAR THESE AREAS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR DEVELOPING ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND SHOULD LISTEN FOR UPDATED WATCHES AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

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