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Southern Manitoba snowstorm packed a mighty punch

There wasn't much shelter to be found outdoors during yesterday's storm

The snowstorm that blasted through southern Manitoba delivered significant amounts of snowfall and winds that gusted as high as 70 km/h, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

These photos below submitted by Manitoba Co-operator reporter Alexis Stockford and photo contributor Jeannette Greaves offer a chilly glimpse of how the storm looked as it ripped across rural Manitoba on Oct. 11, 2019. (video at bottom)

A wheat crop near Somerset struggles to stay upright as the southern Manitoba snowstorm gathers strength on Oct. 11.
photo: Alexis Stockford

White-out conditions and poor visibility were reported across southern Manitoba on Oct. 11 as winds gusted between 30-70 km/h and whipped blowing snow high into the air.
photo: Alexis Stockford

Strong winds and heavy snowfall saw snowdrifts accumulate fast in southern Manitoba on Oct. 11.
photo: Alexis Stockford

A soybean crop yet to be harvested near Notre Dame fights wind gusts and wet, heavy snow on Oct. 11.
photo: Jeannette Greaves

A house and farmyard are obscured by blowing snow as tree branches weighed down by heavy snow bend under the strain.
photo: Jeannette Greaves

A dog surveys a very different farmyard than it remembers as snow drifts pile up and visibility is dramatically reduced in the snowstorm on Oct. 11.
photo: Jeannette Greaves

(Video footage courtesy of Manitoba Co-operator reporter Alexis Stockford)

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