Saturday, March 17, 2012
Warmest March day on record forecast Sunday
Record books have been taking a beating the past few days as a historic March warm spell over the past week rewrites temperature records across southern MB and much of the central US. Winnipeg has recorded 5 new daily record highs since last Sunday, smashing previous record highs by as much as 6-7C yesterday and today. Incredibly, even warmer weather is forecast Sunday into Monday as a southerly flow pumps a summerlike airmass into southern MB with temperatures soaring into the 20s. The forecast high in Winnipeg Sunday is 26C, which would set a new mark as the warmest March temperature ever recorded in the city since records began in 1872. (Winnipeg's current all time high for March is 23.3C set back on March 27, 1946) The warm weather is forecast to persist into Monday as southerly winds continue with temperatures again in the 20s but an increasing chance of showers and even some thunderstorms. Cooler weasther is forecast Tuesday through the rest of the week, although still above the normal high of 0C for this time of year.
Posted by rob at 4:21 PM