Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Cool & Unsettled

     Now that yesterday's rain is over with, today we will have plenty of sunshine. Temperatures will also be pleasant, albeit still colder than normal, with highs near 10 to 12°C. Winds will be strong out of the northeast.

     Speaking of yesterday's rain, highest amounts occurred in the southern and southwestern RRV where generally 15-25 mm fell. In Winnipeg, 13.0 mm fell in Charleswood, 8.6 mm at the airport and 11.4 mm here in south St Vital. Here's a map of rainfall totals across southern Manitoba yesterday (not including Sunday, but very little fell that day):

     Cloudy skies return tomorrow with chance of showers and flurries as the Colorado Low to our east wraps around some cloud and precipitation towards the west. It will be chilly and windy from the north; a miserable day.

     Some sun and some cloud on Thursday with warmer temperatures. We should manage to reach about 12 or 13°C assuming we get enough sunshine.

     Beyond that, things look cool and unsettled with multiple chances of showers to begin May. Showers are possible Thursday night, Friday, Saturday and Monday. More specific timing and amounts will be described as these become more certain in the days ahead.

     This sounds like a broken record, but no significant warmup is in the foreseeable future.


  1. A gloomy, miserable day today with cloudy skies and a few sprinkles and showers at times, especially this afternoon. Shouldn't see too much accumulation with perhaps up to 2 mm if we're lucky (or unlucky). Wont warm much neither with the cloudy skies and a stiff north wind, likely only reaching around 7°C, maybe 8°C if we don't get much rain.

    Tomorrow looks very pleasant so enjoy it while you can! We'll clear out in the morning, giving way to a fairly sunny afternoon and lighter winds than what we've seen in the last few days, but still a little breezy. We should manage to reach around 13 or 14°C, assuming we clear out in the morning.

    Next rain looks like tomorrow night, during the overnight hours, ending early morning Friday. 2-5 mm possible. As temperatures are only expected to drop to between 3 and 5°C, the precipitation should stay as rain. Another pleasant Friday as we clear out in the morning, with a high around 11 or 12°C.

    At this point, a very cool weekend is expected. Saturday should be the coolest day of the two. We'll only reach single digits as highs both days. Some showers and flurries are possible Saturday, but at this point nothing too organised is expected.

  2. Updates to the record books may take a little longer than I originally planned. After some thought, I've decided that in addition to adding new data I will now also link to a new and improved site similar to the st vital weather data section. May help to organize things a little better. I've also decided to add graphs to some of the pages which may help to visualize the data a little better. Might also add a comparison page where you could compare cities (not sure yet if I will add this or not though).

  3. Managed to receive 2.2 mm of rain here in south end today. 1.0 mm in Charleswood, around 0.7 mm at the airport and around 1.7 mm at The Forks. April summary coming tomorrow morning.