Friday, February 25, 2011
Another cold night.. some moderation Sunday but generally colder than normal weather through start of March
Another cold night is on tap over southern Manitoba as a ridge of Arctic high pressure over the Dakotas maintains clear skies and below normal temperatures over the area. Temperatures will likely drop to the -30C mark once again over the Red River valley overnight into Saturday morning with south to southwest winds of 15 to 20 km/h producing wind chills near minus 40 overnight. On Saturday, temperatures will start to moderate but gusty south winds will make it feel uncomfortably cold in the Red River valley. A frontal trough will pass through Saturday night with clouds and some light snow, which will be followed by milder conditions Sunday with highs around -5c along with lighter winds. Colder weather will follow for Monday with some snow possible Monday night (1-3 cm possible for southern MB including Winnipeg) Below normal temperatures will continue through the first week of March with additional snow possible by the end of the week. Old Man Winter is hanging on tough this year!
Posted by rob at 6:03 PM