Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Cold wave easing.. milder but unsettled conditions on the way
The frigid weather pattern of the past week will finally be easing this week as an unseasonably cold Arctic airmass lifts out of the Prairies. In its place will be a milder but unsettled weather pattern developing, as weather systems from the Pacific push across the southern Prairies. The first such system is expected to spread snow into southern MB by midday Wednesday, with 2 to 4 cm possible by Wednesday evening along with increasing southerly winds gusting to 60 or 70 km/h which will likely produce some blowing and drifting snow. Periods of snow will continue Wednesday night into Thursday with another 5 to 10 cm possible as the main storm system tracks east of Manitoba, but temperatures will finally be rising to seasonal values near -4C.. a virtual heat wave compared to the Arctic conditions that began March. Some briefly colder weather will follow in the wake of this system for Friday and Saturday, before another storm system brings in milder but snowy conditions for next Monday or Tuesday. Yes, more snow in the forecast, but at least, a little more seasonable weather to look forward to in the days ahead..
Posted by rob at 3:47 PM