Winnipeg is all snowed up

Fresh snowfall in Winnipeg Monday night and Tuesday blanketed the city, while high winds and plunging temperatures Tuesday afternoon and evening were expected to create hazardous conditions. 

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Fresh snowfall in Winnipeg Monday night and Tuesday blanketed the city, while high winds and plunging temperatures Tuesday afternoon and evening were expected to create hazardous conditions. 

A winter storm warning was in effect Tuesday in Winnipeg and most of southern Manitoba.

Ten to 15 cm of fresh snow fell overnight, and snow continued to fall most of the day Tuesday. The low-pressure system responsible for the snow will also produce significant north winds, gusting up to 80 km/h at times, Environment Canada said. 

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Folks brave the snow while crossing Sargent Avenue Tuesday morning.

Blowing snow will severely hamper visibility on highways, the weather agency said.

Gusts will begin to slow late this evening, leading to improved visibility by Wednesday morning. 

Following the storm system, an arctic ridge of high pressure will clear skies and drop temperatures into the -20s starting Tuesday evening. Wind chill values will approach the -40 mark before temperatures moderate somewhat near the end of the week, the weather agency said.

So far this year, Winnipeg has had 78.6 centimetres of snow dumped on it, compared to 55.2 cm at this time last year and 101.1 cm up until this time during the winter of 2019-20.

The average snowfall at this point is 59.9 cm.

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Jolene Schnerch clears snow at the Valour Community Centre.
MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Nicholas McGoldrick clears the way for his car in the West End.
Maddy Hunter, three, shovels the sidewalk in the West End after a big snowfall in Winnipeg. (Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press)
MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS The city will monitor the accumulation of snow and make further snow-clearing operational decisions.
MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Folks brave the snow while crossing Sargent Avenue in Winnipeg.
MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS The snowstorm has hampered visibility on some roads and highways.
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Snow plows make their way south on Pembina Highway Tuesday morning.
JESSICA LEE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Jeremy Stevens’ work called a snow day so he and his dog Taiga went to The Forks to do some snowboarding.
MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Ahmad Alhassan (left) and Mohamad Hasan walk in the street to avoid the snowy sidewalks in the city.
JESSICA LEE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Braeden Mitchell walks on the path under the Provencher Bridge after snowy skies cleared around sunset on Tuesday.
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