The combination of sunshine, a disappearing snowpack, and the strengthening March sun allowed temperatures to soar into the double digits across southeast MB and the northern Red River valley today. Several record highs were established across the province today mainly over northern communities as well as Pinawa (12.5c vs 11.0C) The mildest temperatures were across southeast MB into the eastern and northern RRV including 13C in Selkirk, Steinbach, Marchand and 15C in Great Falls.
Winnipeg just missed a record high today as the temperatures climbed to 10.2C at the airport and 11.4 at the Forks, a little shy of the record for March 13th of 12.2C set back in 1902. This was the mildest day in Winnipeg since Nov 21st when it hit 13C, one of the latest double digit days on record. Thus, with 111 days between double digit temperatures, this makes it one of the shortest winters on record in Winnipeg .
Cloud and fog will spread northward from North Dakota tonight so temperatures will be a little cooler on Sunday.