This milder weather comes with a small price to pay though. Already, some snow has fallen with a clipper system overnight. A general 1 or 2 cm seems to have fallen over the city, not much. It is a little difficult to measure the snow this morning, thanks to strong winds which blew the snow around.
Although, we are not done with snow just yet. Yet another clipper system following close behind is set to track through southern Manitoba tonight. Some widely scattered flurries have already moved into south western Manitoba this morning. Therefore, some flurries may begin in the WPG area by late afternoon. The bulk of the snow will move through late evening and overnight. Models have been bouncing around with amounts lately, so it is still hard to tell just how much snow we will see. Models are ranging anywhere from 0 to 10 cm. Personally, I'll go in between, and say about 3-4 cm for WPG, although confidence in that is pretty low.
|Frz rain and ice pellets possible - GEM for mid/late evening|
Models have been handling these systems very poorly this winter, not pinpointing what will actually happen until a few hours before the snow starts. This has made forecasting these systems very difficult.
In the long-range, at this point it appears this mild weather will continue for at least another week. Next week becomes a little more uncertain, with some models indicating a significant cool down. The CPC still shows temperatures well above normal for the next 2 weeks though, so we will have to wait and see at this point. It is too early to pinpoint exactly when we will cool down. There likely wont be any significant snow in the next week at least neither, other than some snow tonight.
|CPC 6-10 day outlook for temperatures|