Recent snowfall good timing for Manitoba flood prospects: meteorologist

Manitoba might catch a lucky break this spring, according to a North Dakota meteorologist watching the Red River down south.

The U.S. National Weather Service’s Greg Gust told 680 CJOB that last week’s precipitation — which came in the form of a large dumping of snow on much of Manitoba — hasn’t had a big impact on water levels.

The timing of the snowfall, he said, was a best-case scenario.

“That snow and ice and rain came in, and that’s trouble,” said Gust.

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