Winnipeg airport reached a record low of 5.6°C this morning. This broke the old record of 5.8°C set back in 1978. Records go back to 1873. The normal low for today is 14°C (1981-2010 normal).
All of southern Manitoba had a chilly start to the day with lows in the single digits. A few other records were broken according to Environment Canada:
There were also lows of 4.1°C in St. Pierre Jolys, 4.0°C in Virden, 3.9°C in Deloraine and 3.3°C in Russell (courtesy of Manitoba Agriculture).
This cold weather we have been seeing the last couple days can be blamed on a fairly deep trough of low pressure over northern Ontario along with a high pressure system to our west, which together have been maintaining a chilly and dry northerly flow over Manitoba.
As things begin to shift eastward in the next few days, some warmer weather is expected to move in next week with highs possibly reaching the mid 20's on some days. However, a prolonged hot spell does not look to be in the cards.