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"Bomb Cyclone' Storm to clip Manitoba

13.03.2019 14:36
By: Brad Gordon

Southeast Manitoba could get heavy snow, but storm unpredictable


Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - A major winter storm is moving its way through the central United States and it's uncertain how much of Manitoba will get hit.

It's being called a "bomb cyclone" in the U.S., and is expected to slam hardest into the Dakotas and Minnesota, with flooding rains, winds and blizzard conditions.  The storm is expected to make itself felt in Manitoba tonight, and last into Friday.

Environment Canada has issued a blizzard and snowfall warnings in Southeast Manitoba, and blowing snow advisories in a number of forecast regions, including the area south of Brandon.

Climatologist Natalie Hasell says the storm has so far tracking in a way that will translate into a small amount of snow in Westman, but high winds and cooler temperatures are on the way.