Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Another mild day today then Arctic blast moves in for Wednesday..
It'll be one more day of above freezing temperatures today over southern Manitoba before the well advertised blast of Arctic air moves in tonight into Wednesday. Temperatures today will once again flirt with record highs near +5c in Winnipeg, with milder readings to our southwest. This will be our 7th day so far this month with a daily high above the freezing mark, an amazing stat considering we typically see only 1 or 2 days above freezing all of January. But that will be the end of the mild weather for awhile as a sharp cold front pushes across southern MB tonight. This front will usher in a much colder airmass from the north along with occasional snow and gusty northwest winds overnight through Wednesday. Temperatures will fall to the minus 15C mark by Wednesday morning, and continue to drop during the day to minus 20C by evening. Windchill values (remember those?) will fall to the minus 30 range.. which will be a shock to the system after such a prolonged spell of mild weather (32 consecutive days above normal). The cold weather will persist through Thursday before a moderating trend this weekend. Get the cold weather gear ready.. more typical January weather is on the way!
Posted by rob at 9:25 AM