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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

November 22, 2023

Province Issues High Wind Effect Warning for Parts of Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg

Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre advises high winds expected to develop this afternoon and last until Thursday afternoon may result in high wind effects and the risk of ice pile-up along the south basin of Lake Manitoba as well as shorelines near Gimli on the west side and Victoria Beach on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. 

Northwest wind gusting up to 50 kilometres per hour and the resulting wave action could raise water levels by five or more feet and cause ice pile-up. 

Property owners are advised to take precautions. A map of the Manitoba lake wind effect forecast showing the affected areas is available at:

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