Skies are clearing this morning across Winnipeg and the Red River Valley this morning as the storm system from last night sweeps eastward into Ontario. But don't let that sunshine today fool you.. it will do nothing to warm things up today. In fact, temperatures will be dropping through the day, with windchills of -45 or lower this afternoon. As of 10 am Brandon is at -30C with a -48 windchill, and that will be heading our way. Tonight, winds will ease off from today's gusty values, but temperatures in the minus 30s will combine with winds of 20-30 km/h to produce dangerous windchills in the -45 to -50 range. Look for these conditions to continue into Wednesday morning before winds drop off in the afternoon and evening. (Note that many school divisions cancel buses for windchills of -45 or lower.. this could be the case across Winnipeg and the Red River valley Wednesday morning.. so be prepared for alternate transportation for the kids tomorrow)
With clear skies and light winds, Wednesday night could see our coldest night of the winter so far with air temperatures dropping into the -35 to -40C range across southern MB, including Winnipeg. But if you think that's cold.. check out some of the temperatures this morning from central and northern Alberta (these are actual temperatures, not windchills).. -44C in Edmonton, -46C in Barrhead, and a reading of -49.5C at a climate station in Manning in far northwest AB. Now that is some serious cold!