|The first major winter storm of the season blasted |
Minnesota and NW Ontario Friday with
blizzard like conditions, but spared Manitoba
(photo along I-94 in Minnesota)
When's it going to snow here?
So after missing this big storm Friday, and missing several snowfalls in October which affected Saskatchewan and Alberta, Winnipeg and much of the RRV are still awaiting their first measurable snowfall of the season. As of today (Nov 18th), Winnipeg has gone 222 straight days without measurable snow, the 4th longest such streak on record here (see table below). Our last measurable snow in the spring was 0.4 cm on April 10th (we had some snowflurries on May 13th, as well as Oct 7th and Nov 2nd, but no measurable accumulation on those days, just a "trace")
|Top snowless streaks in Winnipeg as of Nov 15 |
records since 1872 (chart courtesy of @jjcwpg)
|Next threat for widespread snow across southern MB|
will be overnight Monday into Tuesday
(NAM model valid 6 am Tue morning Nov 22)
Barring any measurable snow from lake effect flurries tonight into Saturday morning (some areas east and west of Winnipeg are getting some accumulating snow off Lakes Winnipeg and Manitoba), the next threat of snow over southern MB will be Monday night into Tuesday as a low pressure system in Saskatchewan moves east, spreading an area of snow into Manitoba. This will not be a major winter storm like the one that hit Minnesota today, but it may result in our first measurable snow here in Winnipeg and the RRV, with perhaps 2-5 cm by the Tuesday morning commute.