Blizzard warnings are being issued for most of Southern Manitoba in preparation for an Alberta Clipper's sweeping effects.

Environment and Climate Change Canada says to expect a blizzard to begin Monday night.  Meteorologist Terri Lang says to expect the worst of it Tuesday, recommending people prepare.

"All of Southern Manitoba is going to feel the brunt of this storm," Lang says. "A very vigorous Alberta Clipper is set to move into Southern Manitoba."

It will get stronger overnight, rapidly getting stronger as it moves east. Winds as fast as 80-90 km/hour are expected Monday night and Tuesday morning.

"That is really going to blow that snow around. And we are expecting widespread near zero visibilities to continue through the morning, probably through much of the afternoon, and then slowly improve during the evening time."

Blowing falling snow will greatly reduce visibility. Lang says to rethink highway driving.


Blizzard warnings are being issued for:

  • Dauphin - Russell - Roblin - Winnipegosis
  • Minnedosa - Riding Mountain National Park
  • Ste. Rose - McCreary - Alonsa - Gladstone
  • Arborg - Hecla - Fisher River - Gypsumville - Ashern
  • Virden - Souris
  • Brandon - Neepawa - Carberry - Treherne,
  • Melita - Boissevain - Turtle Mountain Provincial Park,
  • Killarney - Pilot Mound - Manitou
  • City of Winnipeg
  • Selkirk - Gimli - Stonewall - Woodlands
  • Portage la Prairie - Headingley - Brunkild - Carman
  • Dugald - Beausejour - Grand Beach
  • Morden - Winkler - Altona - Morris
  • Steinbach - St. Adolphe - Emerson - Vita - Richer


The storm's effects will be felt until Tuesday evening.