We can finally say goodbye to this low pressure system that has plagued us since last Friday. Due to uncertainty about where convection would form south of the border and also uncertainty in the exact position of the deformation boundary, this was a particularly difficult system to predict for the Winnipeg area. In fact, at times the boundary cut the city in half, which is the reason why amounts were highest in southern sections.
The following map summarises rainfall totals from midnight Saturday to 5 am this morning across southern Manitoba, using data from Environment Canada and Cocorahs. I encourage you to click the map to enlarge; I apologize for the poor sizing.
|Click to enlarge. Data from Environment Canada and Cocorahs|
The full Environment Canada summary can be seen here.
The heavy rains in the southwestern RRV east of the escarpment has created flooding problems according to Global Winnipeg.
And here's rainfall amounts in the Winnipeg area for the same period. Note the large difference from north to south in the city. Again you may have to click to enlarge, sorry about that.
|Data from robsobs, gorilla weather, cocorahs and Envinronment Canada|
We will thankfully see some sunshine today; much welcomed. The sun will remain for Wednesday and Thursday with highs reaching the high teens, and perhaps 20°C on Wednesday. Normal high for this time of year is around 19°C to 20°C (1981-2010 normals)
Looking for a warmup? There are hints that we may see a warmup to start the work week next week, but it's still a ways off to confirm how warm it could get. At this point, no prolonged warmups are to be seen with long-range models maintaining the idea of near normal temperatures for the next few weeks.
The system this weekend spawned deadly tornadoes south of the border over the past 2 days. Dozens were killed in the southern subarbs of Oklahoma City yesterday as a very large and very strong tornado hit the populated area. Article about this here.