“April Fools” or April blessing?

In a dry spring, any moisture is welcome

Like an April Fool’s joke, on April 1, southwest Manitoba has gone from streets running with water, bicyclists taking advantage of a summer-like 15 degree-day on Tuesday, March 31, to … snow, snow, snow.

However, Virden has had very little snow melt. With dry conditions throughout the southwest, this moisture is badly needed by the agricultural sector; spring planting is due to start later this month.

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There was electricity in the air Tuesday evening as dark clouds rolled in.

Several days of snow are forecast for the Westman region with a low on Wednesday night of -11.

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