Wednesday, February 08, 2012
We interrupt this mild winter for a brief cold snap..
The above normal temperatures so far this month will give way to a couple of days of bitterly cold weather as a sharp cold front crosses southern MB early Thursday. Northerly winds of 30 to 50 km/h will usher in much colder air from northern MB Thursday, with 8 am temperatures around -10C falling to -22C by 6 pm along with windchills of -35 (see forecast temperature graph) Temperatures will continue to fall Thursday night reaching -30C by Friday morning, along with windchills near -40. Friday will be bright and sunny but very cold, with highs only in the minus 20s . Fortunately winds should be light Friday as high pressure builds over the region. The cold snap is expected to be short lived however as moderating temperatures move in over the weekend into next week.
Posted by rob at 1:48 PM