Global News Winnipeg racing the Colorado Low to North Dakota

WATCH: Global News Winnipeg weather specialist Mike Koncan was in Fargo Thursday to get a first-hand look at the epic storm forecast to hit the border region.

Two Colorado lows in one week –it’s a lot of winter at once.

A special weather statement was issued Wednesday morning for a large portion of southeast Manitoba — including Winnipeg — by Environment and Climate Change Canada, as there is the potential to see near 10-20 cm of snow.

This is the second Colorado low that was forecasted starting late last week on Global News.


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The potential storm track late last week could have had a much wider impact on southern Manitoba, even reaching southeastern Saskatchewan.

The track of this second storm looks to follow a similar path of the one that passed through on the weekend, but will see snow spread out a bit further north.

The track of this storm looks to follow a similar path of the one on the weekend, but will see snow spread out a bit further north.

The track of this storm looks to follow a similar path of the one on the weekend, but will see snow spread out a bit further north.

SkyTracker Weather

The current forecast has Winnipeg near the cusp of the high snowfall amounts with around 2-5 cm likely, however there is the potential for more if the storm moves from its current track.


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There are also snowfall warnings in place around southeastern Manitoba, including:

  • Sprague – Northwest Angle Provincial Forest
  • Steinbach – St. Adolphe – Emerson – Vita – Richer
  • Whiteshell – Lac du Bonnet – Pinawa

With such a large storm, Global News Winnipeg is heading into the thick of it, en route to Fargo, N.D.

This weather model tweeted by NWSGrandForks warns of 'major impacts' of the storm.

This weather model tweeted by NWSGrandForks warns of 'major impacts' of the storm.

Grand Forks NWS tweet

South of the border — around the south east corner of North Dakota — is where the highest snowfall totals will likely hit with 30 plus centimetres possible, along with wind gusts around 80-90 km/h. Blizzard warnings are in place as visibility will be limited.

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Snow will be heaviest Wednesday afternoon and evening with winds staying very strong through Thursday.


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You can watch for storm updates on Global News and 6 and 10 as well as Global News Morning. Listen-in on Global News Radio 680 CJOB.

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