In fact, depending on if warmer weather does materialize next weekend, this December to March period could potentially end up as the coldest in 116 years, since the winter of 1898-1899. It is remarkable that we are currently seeing conditions comparable to the frigid late 1800's when winters like this were common. The finalized stat will come in the March summary at the end of the month.
Another night in the mid -20's is expected tonight unfortunately. The cold conditions are expected to continue through much of the work week next week. The signs beyond that are unclear at this time.
Be sure to vote in the latest poll: when do you think the winter snow pack will disappear in Winnipeg? Answer will be determined using my weather data here in south St Vital. The top 5 latest dates for this to occur are below.... notice that last year featured the 3rd latest. Tragically, this is after the third earliest loss of winter snow pack in 2012 when it disappeared by March 14.
Table: Top 5 latest dates for winter snow pack to disappear (reach 0 cm) since 1955