What a beautiful day out there!! Sunny skies and balmy southwest winds have raised temperatures up into record territory today, with an afternoon high of +5C in Winnipeg, beating the former mark of 3.3C set in 1880 and 1984. It's even warmer west of Winnipeg with Portage hitting a record +8C! The above normal temperatures are expected to continue through the rest of the week before a cooldown to more normal temperatures over the weekend into next week. In fact, CPC's long range outlook calls for below normal temperatures over western Canada and the Prairies over the next week or two.