|Great harvesting weather is expected this week|
across southern MB with dry and warm conditions
(photo by Shawn Dziuk near Glen Ullin, ND)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Posted by rob at 8:50 AM
Sunday, September 14, 2014
After an early taste of fall like weather, temperatures will be returning to more normal values this week over southern Manitoba as a large cool airmass pushes east out of the Prairies. In its place, a moderating trend will become established over much of the Prairies as a zonal upper flow develops, allowing milder air from western Canada to spread east across the Prairies into southern Manitoba. This will allow temperatures to climb into the upper teens over the next few days and lower 20s later this week, which is near or even a bit above normal for this time of year (normal high for Winnipeg is now 18C) High temperatures Wednesday may dip into the mid teens as we get sideswiped by a cold front pushing through the Interlake into NW Ontario, but then temperatures should rebound quickly for late week into the weekend and next week. In addition, the weather should remain generally dry this week over southern Manitoba until Friday when a system will bring the next main threat of showers. The upcoming warmer and drier weather pattern will be most welcome by farmers looking to ramp up harvesting activities after an unsettled first week and cool second week of September.
Posted by rob at 10:04 PM
Saturday, September 06, 2014
|Say goodbye to summer this week!|
850 mb temperature map shows blast of cold air
flooding across the Prairies by late Monday
Posted by rob at 10:31 PM
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
|WPC 24hr rainfall forecast (in inches)|
valid Wed to Thur evening
Posted by rob at 9:13 PM
Sunday, August 31, 2014
It was a wet finish to the month of August over Winnipeg and the Red River valley as another weather system brought widespread rain to southern Manitoba today. In general about 15-25 mm of rain fell in most areas, with 20 to 40 mm over parts of the southern RRV and southwest MB. In Winnipeg, the official rainfall at the airport today was 18 mm, with 17 mm falling at the Forks. At my location in Charleswood, I picked up 21.6 mm today bringing my monthly total to 137 mm.. well above the August average of 77 mm. The bulk of this month's rain has fallen over the past 2 weeks, with a couple of significant rainfalls across the city including August 21st when a slow moving thunderstorm complex dumped 50-100 mm over the southwest to central parts of the city. Officially, the airport recorded 104 mm this month, while the Forks had 133 mm with amounts over 170 mm from the Tuxedo to Linden Woods area.
The wet finish to the month was in sharp contrast to a dry July and first half of August which saw below normal precipitation in Winnipeg. Temperature-wise, August will finish with an average temperature around 19.3C at YWG airport.. slightly above the average August temperature of 18.8C.
Posted by rob at 9:30 PM