Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Cooling Down

     Beginning today, temperatures will gradually be falling in Winnipeg for the next couple days as an arctic high moving south sweeps frigid air southwards with it. Before the bulk of the cold moves in however, we will have to deal with these scattered flurries that we have been seeing today. These flurries will likely continue on Wednesday with a couple cm possible between this afternoon and Wednesday night.

     The flurries will clear out Wednesday night as the core of the arctic air moves in. Daytime highs will struggle in the mid minus twenties on Thursday. Breezy north winds will send wind chill values well into the minus thirties as well. Friday morning will be frigid with lows likely bottoming out in the minus thirties over southeastern Manitoba. Bundle up!

     At this point, it looks like temperatures will remain near or below seasonal through the weekend into early next week. Beyond that it's too uncertain at this point to make a bold prediction, but there are signs that we may warm up again.

     In other news, be sure to check my 'record books' page (previously known as the statistics page) as I have made improvements. Daily temperature records for Edmonton, Alberta have been added.


  1. January summary coming tomorrow evening. Meanwhile stay warm! That wind is brutal today if you have to be out! Wind chill warnings are in effect with values near -40.

  2. A quick clipper system will bring some light snow to southern Manitoba tomorrow. Heaviest accumulations will be in southwestern Manitoba with a quick 2-4 cm possible, while we may get 1 or 2 cm in Winnipeg.