It was a beautiful Nov 12th over Southern MB, with sunshine and a balmy southwest breeze sending temperatures into the teens across the area. Today's high in Winnipeg was a balmy 12.8C, nearly beating the daily record high of 13.2C set in 1981. These temperatures were more typical of early October than mid November, which now averages around the freezing mark for "normal" highs. The lack of snow and still warm ground has made it easier for mild air to surface, and it's still hard to believe that it's really mid November out there. The grass is still green, and it just doesn't feel like winter will be here anytime soon. But don't be fooled.. this is southern Manitoba.. and things can change quickly!
Speaking of which.. there will be a change in the weather over the next few days, although the main story will be winds, not snow. A deep storm system moving across the northern Prairies will draw strong southerly winds to 60 km/h over southern MB Tuesday morning, shifting to strong westerly winds to 70 km/h or higher in the afternoon as a cold front moves through. Temperatures will once again be very mild Tuesday with highs peaking around 13C by midday.. but then watch for falling temperatures by Tuesday night as colder air moves in from the west. Strong northwest winds will continue Tuesday night through Wednesday along with temperatures near freezing. There could be some flurries Tuesday night and Wednesday, but at this point, there's still no signs of a significant snowfall over southern MB over the next week or so.