|Early morning lows across southern MB - March 1 2014|
Winnipeg came within 0.8C of record low for Mar 1 (-37.8C Mar 1 1962)
Note sub -40C readings in Wasagaming and Carberry
(map courtesy of @jjcwpg)
|Wind chills got down as low as -50 in Winnipeg|
around 7 am on March 1 2014 setting a
new record low wind chill for March
In addition, the average temperature of -31.5C for the day made it the second coldest March day on record in Winnipeg since 1872, behind the -32.0C daily average of March 7 1880 (max -26.7C, min -37.2C) Note that the daily average of -31.5C was about 21C below normal for the day (normal for March 1st is about -10.5C) Daily anomalies of 20C are very rare, and indicate extreme out of season type weather. The last time Winnipeg had a daily anomaly of more than 20C was on March 19 2012 when we posted our warmest March day ever at 23.7C (with a low of 13.3C) That day was 23C ABOVE normal. In other words, yesterday's cold for this time of year was as unusual as the warmth was in 2012! An interesting statistic that really highlights the extreme volatility we've seen in the weather these past couple of years.
The unseasonably cold weather will continue for the next few days, but a moderating trend is expected by the end of next week as temperatures climb closer towards normal for early March.