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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

October 27, 2014

PROVINCE ISSUES HIGH WIND ALERTS FOR LAKE WINNIPEG, AREAS OF LAKE MANITOBA



Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation’s Hydrologic Forecasting Centre reports forecast high winds for tomorrow have resulted in a high wind warning for the South Basin of Lake Winnipeg and for the south basin of Lake Manitoba.

North winds are forecast to increase throughout this evening, increasing up to 55 km/h tomorrow morning until Wednesday morning.  Wind speed is forecast to diminish Wednesday afternoon.

Wind speed and direction could raise levels by as much as three to five feet along the south shore of Lake Winnipeg and on the south shore of Lake Manitoba.  In addition, these winds can result in significant wave action on shorelines.

Lake Manitoba is currently at 813.95 ft., while the South Basin of Lake Winnipeg was last measured at 714.92 ft.

Property owners are advised to take precautions.

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