The massive storm brought prolonged blizzard conditions to western Manitoba March 6-7th, with powerful northwest winds gusting up to 90 km/h at times producing extensive whiteout conditions with severe blowing and drifting snow. Brandon recorded 31 straight hours of blizzard conditions beginning Monday evening before tapering off around midnight Tuesday night. Officially, Brandon Airport reported 41 cm of snow during the 2 day blizzard, but accurate measurements were difficult due to the severe blowing and drifting snow. The prolonged high winds led to massive drifting across Westman, with reports of 12-15 foot drifts south of Brandon that buried vehicles and structures.
|The severe winter storm of March 6-7th left massive drifts across|
western MB. This scene is from Crystal City area near the US border.