Monday, January 26, 2009
Temperatures rising this week.. but so are the winds
After several days in the minus 20s, temperatures will be moderating this week into the minus teens for Tuesday, and the minus single digits by Friday. Unfortunately the milder weather will be accompanied by strong southerly winds at times which will make the warmup less noticeable. This will be especially true Tuesday as brisk southwest winds of 30 km/h in the morning increase to southerly winds of 40 to 60 km/h by evening in the Red River valley, making those -14C high temperatures feel more like -25 to -30. We cool off a bit for mid week (but with lighter winds) then a storm system crossing through the northern Prairies on Friday will bring a westerly flow of milder air into southern MB, with temperatures likely climbing into the minus single digits for the last day of January. Other than some light snow Wednesday (2 cm or less), little or no snow is expected through the upcoming week.
Posted by rob at 7:15 AM