Monday, January 11, 2010
January thaw spreading across Prairies
A flow of mild Pacific air is spreading across the western Prairies today, with above freezing temperatures moving into Alberta and southern Saskatchewan. This mild air will move into southern MB Tuesday and Wednesday, with above freezing temperatures likely in many areas, especially where southerly winds blow down from higher terrain. Warmest spots will likely be in the Dauphin and McCreary areas where downslope winds from the Riding Mountains will send temperatures up to +7 or +8C. Elsewhere, high temperatures over southern MB will be in the 0 to +3C range, although temperatures will likey remain slightly below freezing in the river valleys where cooler air gets trapped. Slightly cooler weather is expected Thursday but tempeatures are expected to remain above normal over the next week.
Posted by rob at 9:30 AM