The snowfall totals for the spring snowstorm in Manitoba
Source: Brian Jonasson
WINNIPEG -- A spring snowstorm smacked down in Manitoba this week, leaving several communities covered in snow.
Snowfall warnings were issued on Monday and Tuesday as a low-pressure system stalled over northwestern Ontario, bringing heavy snow to Manitoba. These snowfall warnings have now ended.
Environment Canada said the widespread system first brought rain to southern Manitoba, which was followed by the snow on April 11 to 13.
"Reduced visibility in heavy falling snow as well as blowing snow led to poor travel conditions in the area and school cancellations," Environment Canada said in its weather summary for Manitoba.
According to the preliminary totals collected by volunteers and provided by Environment Canada, the Woodlands area was hardest hit by the winter wallop, with between 29 and 32 centimetres of snow.
This was followed by Winnipeg, which saw 15 and 29 centimetres, and Morris which saw 23 centimetres.
Here is rest of Manitoba’s preliminary snowfall totals according to Environment Canada:
- Minitonas with 20.1 cm;
- High Bluff with 19.6 cm;
- Waldersee with 19.6 cm;
- Argyle with 16.8 cm;
- Ste Anne with 16.6 cm;
- Pinawa with 15.2 cm;
- Portage La Prairie with 15.2 cm;
- Whiteshell with 15.2 cm;
- Durban with 14.7 cm;
- Oak River with 14 cm;
- Brandon with between 10 cm and 14 cm;
- St. Pierre with 13.5 cm;
- Virden with 9.9 cm;
- Gardenton with 9.4 cm;
- Steinbach with 9.1 cm;
- Alonsa with 8.9 cm;
- Emerson with 8.9 cm; and Miami with between 5 cm and 10 cm.
Environment Canada noted that Kenora, Ont., also received five centimetres of snow.