|Forecast snowfall amounts from|
GEM model through Saturday
showing swath of 10+ cm across
|December 2013 is running some|
7C below normal across
southern Manitoba and
northern Plain states
How cold has it been this December in Winnipeg? Through Christmas, the average temperature this month has been -20.2C, or about 7C below the normal December average (-13.5C, 1981-2010 average). Since December 4th, only 2 days have been above normal this month, with another frigid spell forecast to end the month. This will likely end up being the coldest December in Winnipeg since at least 2000, when Winnipeg recorded a December mean of -22.0C, its 4th coldest December on record (since 1872) The coldest December on record in Winnipeg was way back in 1879 with a bone chilling mean of -26.0C for the month. That month also featured the coldest temperature ever recorded in Winnipeg with a -47.8C reading on December 24th.