October 8, 2015


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Flooding at this time of year? Yes, indeed.

It's so cold outside it'll frost your eyelashes!


It's so cold outside it'll frost your eyelashes! Photo Store

The province issued a travel alert Sunday saying Highway 513 from Lake St. Martin to Lake Winnipeg has been closed because of flooding caused by an ice jam.

The affected section of the highway is near Gypsumville, about 261 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.

A wind chill warning remains in effect. This morning in Winnipeg it felt like -42 Celsius.

In these conditions, frostbite can occur in as little as 5 to 10 minutes, says Environment Canada.

A bitterly cold air mass associated with an Arctic high pressure ridge is dominating Southern Manitoba.

In Winnipeg, low temperatures near minus 30 this morning, combined with southwest winds of 15 to 20 kilometres per hour, will give extreme wind chills in the minus forties.

Today’s high is expected to reach -19 C but will feel like -33 C with the 20 km-hour south wind.

For the start of the work week, Monday’s windchilll is expected to feel like -39 C. Cold, sunny days are forecast for the rest of the week.

At least the sun is shining.

Today's frigid temperatures make us long for beaches. And when you think of beaches, you think of Tahiti: sheltered turquoise lagoons surrounding lush, mountainous islands make French Polynesia a tropical dream destination. (Postmedia archives)
Ilha Deserta, an island in Faro, off Portugal,s southern coast. The scenic island, which is reachable by ferry, has a white sand beach, nature trail and lighthouses.  (Portuguese National Tourist Office)
Aloha! Tourists frolic on Lanikai Beach in Kailua, Hawaii.  (The Associated Press archives)
A view of St. Kitts from a quiet beach on the leeward side of Nevis; Nevis is the smaller of the sister islands that make up the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, former British colonies.  (Bloomberg archives)
Something to Belize in: A couple enjoys the beach at the Blue Dolphin resort.  (Tribune Media MCT archives)
This rocks: Rock formations and quieter beaches are among the highlights in Mexico's Cabo San Lucas.  (Tribune Media MCT archives)
With the city skyline in background, two western tourists in their swimsuits pass local residents as they stroll on the beach in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (CP)
Blame it on Rio: Relax at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.  (The Associated Press archives)
Crikey! Who wouldn't want to celebrate Christmas Day at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia? (The Associated Press archives)
Only six more months before we can head to Grand Beach again! (Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press archives)

Updated on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 1:49 PM CST: Adds flooding near Gypsumville.

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