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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

May 14, 2013

FLOOD BULLETIN #12



Flood warnings and watches

  • Ice continues to break up and melt on most of Manitoba’s large lakes.  High winds can move broken or weakened ice around the lakes, creating a risk of ice pileup on windward shores.  Residents are reminded to remain alert to weather conditions and to monitor news media for warnings.
  • Moderate to strong northwest winds will create a high risk of shoreline ice pileup on the windward shores of Lake Manitoba, Lake Winnipeg (Victoria Beach), and Dauphin Lake.  There is a moderate to high risk of shoreline ice pileup on the windward shore of Lake Winnipeg (Gimli), a moderate risk on the windward shores of Lake Winnipegosis and a low to moderate risk of shoreline ice pileup on the windward shore of Lake St. Martin.
  • Tomorrow’s winds are forecast to be light, resulting in a low to moderate risk of shoreline ice pileup on Manitoba’s large lakes.

Weather

  • There is an unstable weather system developing today and tomorrow over southern and northern Manitoba.  Most areas will generally receive 10 millimetres of rain by tomorrow morning with localized cells bringing up to 30 mm.  The amounts and timing are still uncertain.  Officials will be monitoring the situation and conditions closely.

Up-to-date flood information including flood warnings, flood watches and high water advisories can be found at www.manitoba.ca/flooding, on mobile devices at www.manitoba.ca, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MBGov or at 1-866-626-4862. 

Up-to-date highway information is available at www.mb511.ca, on mobile devices at www.manitoba.ca, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MBGovRoads or by calling 511.

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