Saturday, June 06, 2009
Coldest June morning in 120 years shatters Winnipeg record
It was a frosty start to the first weekend of June with a hard freeze reported across much of southern MB this morning. In Winnipeg, the temperature dropped to an incredible -4.6C at Winnipeg airport, easily smashing the previous record low for today's date of -1.7C set way back in 1888. In fact, the -4.6C reading is Winnipeg airport's coldest June temperature ever (previous record low -3.3C June 3 1964, records began 1938), and the second coldest June temperature in Winnipeg since records began in 1872, second only to the all time June low of -6.1C set June 1 1888. (Prior to 1938, Winnipeg weather records were taken from St John's college in downtown Winnipeg starting in 1872) Frost was reported across the city, with only the downtown core escaping the freeze with the Forks registering a low of +3C. Here in Charleswood, my site reported a low of -1.5C, the coldest June reading ever at my station.
Posted by rob at 8:06 AM