Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Spring has sprung in Western Canada!

Springlike weather has arrived over much of western Canada today with temperatures in the mid to upper teens over southern BC and southern AB today. Calgary was up to a balmy 15c today while Lethbridge hit 17c under sunny skies. The mild weather made it into western SK with temperatures up to 7C, but then the snowpack kept temperatures down to +4C in Moose Jaw, and -2C in Regina. This airmass is forecast to spread over southern MB Thursday into Friday, finally bringing above freezing temperatures into southern MB for the first time since early January. Look for highs of +2 to +5C over the next few days.

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  1. Stratus cloud has moved into Winnipeg and southern MB from the south this evening.. with an extensive area of low cloud over North Dakota. This is common in the spring when warmer air aloft moves over an extensive snowpack and chills the air from below, forming a layer of low cloud. This low cloud may be extensive and deep enough to form fog or freezing drizzle at the surface. This low cloud will likely persist in Winnipeg through Thursday as we maintain a southerly flow.