Winnipeg airport finally exceeded the freezing mark today with temperatures reaching +2°C as of 3 PM. This ends a 76-consecutive day streak from January 11 to March 27 with temperatures not reaching the freezing mark, the 20th longest streak since records began in 1872.
The 10 longest streaks are as follows:
Although this has been a fairly cold March in the city, this March likely wont even make it into the top 25 coldest Marches. There were several colder Marches in the late 1800's.
However, in Brandon this March is on track to be among the top 10 coldest Marches on record for the city, with records going back to 1890.
I will have all the finalized stats in my March summary on Sunday or Monday (most likely Monday).
This milder stretch of temperatures will continue until Saturday. A cool down is expected to begin Saturday night with very chilly conditions expected to begin next week. Will have updates throughout the weekend.
Happy Easter and enjoy your long weekend everyone!