WINNIPEG - Environment Canada has issued the following snowfall warning for areas of southwestern Manitoba including Brandon:
Snowfall today and this evening, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm.
A clipper system in the northern states will continue tracking eastward today. In southern Manitoba, accumulating snow has begun in the southwest and will begin around noon in the Red River Valley. The snow will taper off from west to east, ending in the east tonight. The heaviest snowfall is expected for communities south of the TransCanada Highway where up to 15 cm total is expected. Near the Turtle Mountains and along the southern Pembina Escarpment, the higher terrain could lead to total accumulations locally approaching 20 cm.
Widespread blowing snow is not anticipated with this system as brief wind gusts of 40 to 50 km/h are possible following the bulk of the snowfall Monday morning. Winds will diminish to light for most of southern Manitoba by Monday afternoon.