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Snow moves to southern Manitoba, heading to Winnipeg

Winnipeggers don't have much snow to burst this season, but it's coming.

The system passing through southern Manitoba should bring enough to make it look a bit more like Christmas, said CBC meteorologist John Sauder.

Snow began in western Manitoba on Tuesday evening and is expected to reach Winnipeg and the Red River Valley by noon on Wednesday. Sauder expects it to continue in the evening, overnight and on Thursday.

“I expect a total shaft of 3-5 centimeters on Wednesday evening, and then an additional 2-3 cm on Thursday,” said Sauder.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement that covers the south-western part of the province, where some places can see up to 10 cm when the system is completed. In addition, on Wednesday there is a risk of freezing rain.

Only three days left in November, Winnipeg had only four centimeters of snow. The average for the month is 20 cm, said Sauder.

However, the areas north of the city, closer to Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba, have seen much more than this year.

Selkirk was 30 centimeters in early November, and he didn’t melt much, Sauder said.

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