How much snow do you have?

There’s enough snow to need to blow it and plough it. About 10 to 12 centimeters.

Were we spoiled by a spring weekend?

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Yes.

It’s still winter.

Environment Canada says a low-pressure system moving through the province today is bringing heavy snowfall with it. Precipitation is heavier in the Interlake than in Virden area.

A band of heavy snow will bring accumulations of 10 to 20 cm from the Riding Mountains through to the Interlake. Snow in Virden, Oak Lake, Hamiota and across Westman is heavy and full of moisture that we actually need. Even before the February melt there was almost NO SNOW around Virden. More as you drive north.

Will this snow last? Apparently not with a forecast of plus nine degrees on Thursday. But, there are some cold nights ahead, at -19 tonight.

Although we change our clocks on Sunday to Spring Ahead – we are losing an hour of precious morning light. Of course, we are rewarded with a longer evening.

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