Monday, March 17, 2014
Seasonable weather this week.. turning colder again by the weekend..
It was a pleasant start to the work week in Winnipeg after Sunday's short but intense snowstorm brought up to 10 cm of snow to the city last evening, along with whiteout conditions due to strong southerly winds gusting to 75 km/h. The next few days will see generally benign weather over southern Manitoba as weak ridging crosses the province, while a stronger storm system over the Dakotas brings wintery weather south of the border over the next day or two. Temperatures will be seasonal with afternoon high temperatures near the freezing mark through Thursday. By Friday however, an Arctic ridge of high pressure from the Northwest Territories is forecast to push south into the Prairies, bringing another spell of below normal temperatures through the weekend into next week. So although spring officially begins this Thursday March 20th at 11:57 am, it doesn't appear that Mother Nature is eager to usher in prolonged springlike conditions anytime soon over southern Manitoba. But that shouldn't be a surprise. Of the top 15 coldest winters in Winnipeg since 1872, NONE were followed by a warmer than normal March. And it looks like Mother Nature is keeping to the script.
Posted by rob at 6:05 PM