Monday, March 11, 2013
Cold week ahead.. no hint of spring yet..
The weather this week will be pretty much what we've seen over the last little while.. generally below normal temperatures with occasional bouts of light snow. A weak system passing through tonight will bring a chance of some flurries, but little or no accumulation is expected. High pressure will build in Tuesday into Wednesday bringing generally fair but colder weather. Thursday will see increasing clouds ahead of a developing Alberta clipper system that will bring a threat of some snow to southern Manitoba by Friday.. with a few cm possible. A reinforcing shot of cold air will follow in the wake of this system for the weekend, with temperatures well below normal. At this point, no signs of springlike weather are seen for southern Manitoba through next week. This is in sharp contrast to the weather exactly one year ago this week when a historic March heat wave spread over southern Manitoba and much of eastern North America. In Winnipeg, 7 daily record highs would be set over the next 9 days, including the all time warmest March temperature of 23.7C on the 19th. A 25 cm snowpack in Winnipeg on March 10th disappeared by the 13th with one of the earliest onsets of spring in southern MB history.
Posted by rob at 4:40 PM