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Canada High impact storm threatens Thanksgiving with 40+cm of snow, blizzard conditions

17:50  08 october  2019
17:50  08 october  2019 Source:   theweathernetwork.com

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Snow totals may reach 20 to 40 centimetres for the hardest-hit parts of the region with potentially locally higher amounts. "The highest impacts are expected to include the Winnipeg area, extending to the U.S. border and possibly as far west as Brandon," Gillham says, adding that this storm may

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High impact storm threatens Thanksgiving with 40 + cm of snow , blizzard conditions . How would you like a side of blizzard with your turkey this Thanksgiving long weekend?

"This high impact snowstorm looks to last from Thursday through to Saturday for a large part of southern Manitoba and parts of the U.S. Upper Midwest," says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham. "We're watching an increasing threat for widespread blizzard conditions with severe impacts to transportation and agriculture."

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According to Gillham, wet snow will develop along the cold front that will send temperatures tumbling, well ahead of the Colorado low, which will result in the extended of wintry weather for the weekend.

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"The most intense part of the storm will be Friday night and into Saturday," he warns.

Temperatures will be very marginal –- near or just above the freezing mark -- so a wide range in accumulations are likely with elevation having a significant impact. Snow totals will reach 20-40 centimetres for parts of the region with potentially locally higher amounts.

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Combined with high wind, some localities were put under blizzard warning, which is rare in British Columbia.[17] 15 cm of snow fell in Vancouver[18] 31 inches of snow fell in South Dakota's Black hills.[38] The following day, the storm impacted the Midwest, with accumulations peaking at 8.7

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"The highest impacts are expected to be in the Winnipeg area, extending to the U.S. border and possibly as far west as Brandon," Gillham says, adding that this storm will likely bring blizzard conditions with sustained winds reaching 50 km/h and gusts between 80-90 km/h. "Travel will be extremely dangerous to near impossible during the height of the storm."

There's also the potential for tree damage and power outages as the foliage is still on most trees and heavy, wind driven wet snow is expected.

The system will bring wind and rain to the westernmost parts of northern Ontario through Saturday with significant wet snow also possible to the west and north of the Kenora area.

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Conditions will gradually improve through Sunday and Thanksgiving Monday with milder weather spreading into western parts of Manitoba next week.

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