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Mandy6

3/6/2017 4:41:13 PM
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Bad visibility

Very poor visibility along #2 east of the Manitoba border to Pipestone. Supposed to be in Brandon today, had to turn around at Pipestone, no visibility.  
 
Edited by Mandy6, 2017-03-06 16:41:51

Adam

3/6/2017 7:14:44 PM
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Mar 2005
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Wind

Most recent reading at Brandon has winds at 64 gust to 80. Lot of power flickers at our place over the last half hour. Sharing below a note put out by Manitoba Hydro re attending to outages and how you can report one. Thanks to all at Hydro for their hard work during such brutal conditions.  
 

Trevor B

3/6/2017 10:13:27 PM
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How's the snow situation?

From my vantage point in my apartment, I'm not seeing very much snow building up. Nothing like the past storms anyway. The wind could also be piling it up elsewhere out of my sight though.

hobbes

3/6/2017 10:32:25 PM
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....

Road closures have left many people stranded on the #1.  
Yeah people could of/should of planned better, but they are now in need, & stuck as close as 20km from Brandon. Hopefully help can reach them soon.....  
 

Trevor B

3/6/2017 10:49:31 PM
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Tough situation!!!

Right now for anyone to go out there to help is also putting themselves risk of being stranded. It's a dangerous situation. Even for emergency personal, it's dangerous.

Adam

3/6/2017 11:00:55 PM
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Blizzard

Very scary sounding situation, said to be hundreds of travelers stranded. This is a video posted from that area earlier:  
https://www.periscope.tv/w/1vAGRgXWwwDJl  
 
As far as snow in Brandon up to now, hard to get an accurate measurement with the wind/drifting but for our driveway/street I''d unscientifically say there's maybe 5-7cm on average so far but don''t have to work too hard to find areas that have gotten up to 10. One thing with it is it's quite heavy so if it builds up too much more its going to be a little tougher to drive through/push than a big fluffy dusting of 10cm would be. Will see what we wake up to in the AM.  
 
Edited by Adam, 2017-03-06 23:14:39

Adam

3/7/2017 4:25:46 AM
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Westjet

Looks like in addition to the 6am Westjet cancellation, the 1:20 flight will also be a no-go:  
 

TCMC

3/7/2017 6:55:22 AM
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highway

anyone hear when highway may be opened

don brown

3/7/2017 4:39:55 PM
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Just a reminder

Adam posted a link about the deep low pressure we are experiencing, with it being such a deep low it means that a lot of air has to move. We have been looking out our window at near zero visibility for the last 24 hours, was a bit of a break this morning but not for long, and the wind will likely stay up till well into tomorrow.  
I usually don't say much about people making decisions for themselves, but please try and stay off the roads in rural areas, visibility is still near zero in many areas, and snow is accumulating is areas at a depth that you won't get through.  
Please stay off the roads.

Adam

3/7/2017 5:13:10 PM
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Wind

5pm winds reading at 69km/h gusts to 84 which is actually the highest so far since winds picked up around 24 hrs ago. Environment Canada's Brandon page has the city having gotten 16cm of snow (at the airport) yesterday to go with 3.4mm of rain. A day of wind has really done some impressive (some might even say photogenic) drifting... I can only imagine what it's like in areas that got more snow than we did.

Adam

3/7/2017 9:56:52 PM
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Mar 2005
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System

A look at just how massive the whole system is:  

Mauve

3/7/2017 10:40:00 PM
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Jan 2012
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Looks like

A scene straight from The Day After Tomorrow.

swmb

3/8/2017 1:39:19 AM
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We have the most amazing drifts

Please listen to Don and stay home your car/truck/tractor won't get over the 8' tall 30' long drifts we have, this is hour west of Brandon so your situation may be different

Adam

3/8/2017 6:16:46 AM
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Wind

5am EC reading at Brandon still showing winds at 62 gust 79, but looks like a light at the end of the tunnel going by the updated blizzard warning that's still in place a day and a half after this all started:  
https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?mb7#102336149456178957201703060501ww1171cwwg  
 
Going to hold off celebrating all things weather until we get through tomorrow nights overnight low of -30

Highway map still showing a whole lotta red and even for roads that are open I see at the warning above it's still recommended postponing non essential travel. 

Adam

3/8/2017 7:29:37 AM
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Mar 2005
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Warning ended

Blizzard warning has now been ended for Brandon and all of Southwest Manitoba. Still very gusty out there but hey I can see my neighbour's house 4 doors down and we have blue skies  
 
EC's Brandon page saying we had 25.4 cm of snow yesterday and was showing 16 for the day before. Weather Network is saying we've had 36 in total. There are a lot of things I have left to learn but amounts that high just seem counterintuitive to what I see when I look out the window. Hard to wrap my head around accumulations with all of the drifting and blowing, would be interesting to learn how they take readings in these conditions!

Adam

3/8/2017 3:33:56 PM
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Mar 2005
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Wheat King game

I see that with the highway closure tonight's Wheat King game in Moose Jaw is postponed. Like to say thats something you don't see every day but these same two teams already had a game postponed earlier this year... granted for a totally different reason  
http://wheatkings.com/article/tonights-game-postponed

Brenda..

3/8/2017 5:58:28 PM
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Jul 2005
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we all knew this storm was coming

except maybe this trucker. Maybe he should not have spent 45 minutes at Tim's. So many good, helpful stories, I guess there always has to be that one.....  
 
http://www.cklq.com/index.php?id=62&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=14085&cHash=df96126bbd6c6e10e7fd59ce0f3f7ec4

Adam

3/9/2017 10:44:15 AM
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Mar 2005
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Video

Fun little video that came out of all of this:  
https://youtu.be/e8Z7GZdNeKA

 
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