Sunday, March 18, 2007

Roller coaster weather

Quite the roller coaster weather over the next few days as spring battles winter for control over the Prairies. For today, Winnipeg is experiencing rain for the first time this season, with temperatures of plus 1C and strong southerly winds gusting to 75 km/h. Not the nicest spring day you can get around here, but it will help reduce the snowpack. For tonight and tomorrow, much colder air will flood in from the north, with daytime temperatures back in the minus teens for Monday. That cold snap will be short lived as another strong southerly flow develops on Tuesday sending temperatures back towards freezing mark again (current forecast high of +5c on Tuesday is likely about 5 degrees too warm given the southerly flow out of a departing Arctic ridge) Milder weather can be expected from Wednesday through the rest of the week, with daytime temperatures above freezing.

1 comment:

  1. A band of heavy, convective snow just passed thru Winnipeg...there are more strong bands back near Portage that look to move thru the city. Snowfall rates are very high under these bands...some spots must have picked up atleast 5 cm.

    Hopefully the south wind on Tuesday will warm us up more than previously since the snowline has retreated to Grand Forks.

    Then Wednesday looks mild and wet...a sharp southwesterly flow aloft will allow for a mild and moist flow from the Gulf of Mexico.