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Canada Prairies: Deep freeze continues in the west, while heavy snow impacts the east

18:52  17 january  2020
18:52  17 january  2020 Source:   theweathernetwork.com

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Well, while the East Coast didn't deal with mudslides, this week did bring plenty of snow and a deep freeze And heavy snow , plus freezing rain and negative temperatures lead to grounded flights And that decrease in snowfall is expected to continue in the coming decades, leading to less snowy

U.S. East Coast Blitzed by Fast-Moving, High- Impact Winter Storm. By the time Friday is here The deepening rate could be among the strongest observed off the East Coast in the last several Another Southern-style snowstorm The Deep South’s second major snowfall of this winter is carving

Friday is another day of bitter and dangerously cold temperatures across the western Prairies, while southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario are in line for a hefty amount of snowfall in the afternoon, thanks to a trough in the regions. Snowfall warnings have been issued in the aforementioned areas, including the City of Winnipeg, where upwards of 15 cm is possible through Saturday. Arctic air entrenched in the west will keep temperatures stuck in the -20s throughout the region for much of the weekend. Alberta, however, will finally see temperatures begin to climb on Sunday. Details on the heavy snow, as well as timing of the expected end to the deep freeze, below.

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WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dangerously cold air grips most of the Prairies for entire weekend
  • Heavy snowfall for Manitoba, northwestern Ontario Friday, warning issued for Winnipeg
  • Relief from the cold coming Sunday for parts Alberta, others next week
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

FRIDAY: TROUGH BRINGS HEAVY SNOW TO MANITOBA, NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO

While the western Prairies are still dealing with the dangerously cold temperatures and wind chill values, heavy snow is on the way for southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario Friday, courtesy of a trough extending into the region from a stateside low.

Snowfall warnings are currently in place for parts of northwestern Ontario and southern Manitoba including the City of Winnipeg. The latter could get up to 15 cm of snow through Saturday, while amounts up to 20 cm are forecasted for parts of northwestern Ontario.

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As the storm moves east , a more organized swath of snow will develop in parts of Wyoming, with heavy snow and gusting winds impacting the region on On Tuesday morning, temperatures will feel like they're in the single digits in parts of the Northern Plains: Minneapolis, for example, will feel nearly

"The cold easterly wind will persist bringing a significant wind chill which will make it feel several degrees colder than thermometers indicate," the Met The circulation of air surrounding a sprawling area of high pressure over the North Sea will keep pumping the cold air from east to west day after day.

The snow is expected to begin in the mid-to-late afternoon Friday in the southern province, particuarly in the southeast, and continue through Saturday afternoon.

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"One reason why we’re seeing such widespread heavy snowfall totals is that this system is drawing on moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, while at the same time capalizing on the extreme cold temperatures that have been gripping the (Prairies) over the last week," says The Weather Network meteorologist Nadine Hinds-Powell.

FINAL WEEKEND FOR DEEP FREEZE, NEW RECORDS SET

Extreme cold warnings continue in Alberta, but have been dropped in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. However, temperatures will remain bitterly cold throughout the Prairies, though slightly moderated compared to the values seen in recent days.

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Earlier this week, heavy snow impacted the Tokyo metro area. But snow is more unusual in the Tokyo area due to its location closer to the Pacific Ocean and on the The most common time of the year for snow is January into February, when average low temperatures are close to the freezing mark.

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"Wind chill values will be extreme once again tonight over most of the province as skies clear. Extreme cold puts everyone at risk," Environment Canada warns, noting the coldest wind chill values will be near minus 45.

"Watch for cold-related symptoms: Shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes. If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside," the agency added.

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While temperatures Friday will be slightly warmer than the harshest overnight cold, daytime highs aren't expected to climb out of the -20s for many spots, including Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert. With the wind chill, those temperatures will feel closer to the lower or upper -30s, even during the afternoon.

The intense cold is a result of a cross-polar flow -- a looping in the jet stream that's allowed polar air, and much of the chill that usually hangs out in Siberia, to flood down into Western Canada. With the deep freezes comes the risk for frostbite, so it is recommended to limit your time outdoors to avoid exposure and symptoms from the cold air.

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Heavy snowfall in blizzards have closed roads, disrupted power supplies and shut down an airport in Montenegro, amid a winter freeze that has killed To the south, in Kosovo, heavy snow blocked villages in the west , toward the border with Albania, where classes in local schools were suspended.

The warnings are mainly in place in the South West and North East . Military personnel are again assisting emergency The impact of the recent snow and sub-zero temperatures on these children’s lives cannot be underestimated. Heavy rain and snow threaten to disrupt post-Easter UK travel.

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The dangerously cold temperatures set new record lows throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan on Wednesday, where many saw temperatures dive into the -40s during the overnight period. The City of Calgary hit -33.2°C, which broke the previous record of -31.1°C that was set in 2005. Temperatures at Edmonton International Airport Climate hit the -40s, reaching -42.2°C and surpassing the old record of -35.9°C from 2005.

SUNDAY/NEXT WEEK: WARMUP WILL FINALLY SNAP DEEP FREEZE

Most of the Prairies will have one more full weekend of extremely cold temperatures to contend with before warmer air finally brings an end to the dangerous and bitter cold that has been plaguing the region for the past week.

However, parts of southwestern Alberta will start to see the temperatures climb Sunday. Calgary is forecasted to get a daytime high of -2°C -- a 18-degree warmup from Saturday, while Lethbridge will hit 4°C -- an increase of 22 degrees in a 24-hour period.

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By Monday, the warmup will continue to spread east across the Prairies, with temperatures in Calgary and Lethbridge to rise above zero. The deep freeze will end for most of Alberta and Saskatchewan, but temperatures will remain cold in Manitoba for the start of the week.

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Britain's lost in the deep freeze and someone's lost the keys the Auntie whether just one leg the freezing temperatures snow and ice and more severe weather hiding from the west this could be virtually any Motu Wayne Brittain railways across the country commute and mainline services with

Temperatures dropped well below freezing on Monday night, with Northern Ireland, south- west England and East Anglia logging figures as low as -6C. Motorists, meanwhile, have been urged to take extra care and, in the worst affected areas, only travel if really necessary.

"A dramatic pattern reversal for next week – it will feel like early spring compared to this week! Temperatures will rise above freezing across southern Alberta early in the week. No major systems for the region next week," says The Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

WATCH BELOW: WEATHER NETWORK REPORTER GOES ABSOLUTELY EPIC FOR THIS ONE ON THE FROZEN PRAIRIES

Prairies: Snow, bitter cold linger but a pattern change is ahead .
One more day in the deep freeze, then temperatures begin to improve.Drier days are ahead for the Prairies, at least into the beginning of next week, with heavy snow in Manitoba just a memory by Sunday morning, with the risk of blowing snow diminished as well.

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