Thursday, November 29, 2007
Possible snowstorm south of the border this weekend
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Snow spreading into Winnipeg this evening
Monday, November 26, 2007
Snow and cold on the way..
A little more snow on the way today.. Turning colder tonight. More snow Tuesday night.
A weak clipper system over southwest MB this morning will track across North Dakota today bringing an area snow across southern MB. The snow has spread into the Portage area as of 10 am and will move into Winnipeg by midday. About 2 cm of snow can be expected this afternoon before the snow ends, with poor visibility at times and locally slippery driving conditions especially south and west of Winnipeg where the snow may be heavier at times. As the snow ends later today, brisk northerly winds will develop bringing in a surge of colder air from central MB where temperatures are currently in the minus 20s. Cold air will flood across southern MB tonight with wind chills dropping to the -30 range. Tuesday will start off clear and cold but another Alberta clipper system will spread cloud in during the day with another batch of snow developing from the west by afternoon. Look for this snow to spread into Winnipeg by Tuesday evening, with another 3 to 5 cm of snow likely Tuesday night into early Wednesday. As this system moves east, cold air will once again be reinforced across southern MB for the end of the week. Like it or not.. winter has arrived in southern MB.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Get ready for some COLD weather this week!
Friday, November 23, 2007
Where's the snow?
We had another light dusting of snow today in
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So does this slow start to the snow season mean anything for December? Well, if we look at the top 20 least snowy Novembers in
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
A cold night..
Sunday, November 18, 2007
NOAA releases updated winter outlook
Updated warning page
Speaking of warnings.. a freezing rain warning has been issued for southwest MB this morning. A band of freezing rain and wet snow has moved into southwest MB from Saskatchewan and will affect those areas for a couple of hours this morning. The precipitation band is expected to move into Winnipeg and the Red River valley by midday. By that time, our temperatures should be above freezing so the precipitation should fall as rain or wet snow. However if our temperatures are still near or below freezing by that time, a brief period of freezing rain is also possible here.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Updated Webcam Page
Some wet snow Sunday?
Whatever the case, this won't be a major snowstorm and snowlovers are getting anxious for a good snow to develop here in southern MB. The ground is still bare, and in many areas the grass is still green indicating ground temperatures are still above freezing. And long range models are not indicating any major snowbearing systems through next week over southern MB. Things can change of course, but at this point, it appears that November 2007 is following the trend of most of our winters over the past decade.. a slow start with below normal snowfall to start off the season. Could this be our new normal?
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Winnipeg has hit a record 17C today.. eclipsing the former daily high of 16.3 set back in 1999. We are currently the warmest spot in the country and it's only 11am! But a cold front will push through by the lunch hour, and temperatures will begin sliding down this afternoon, while winds will be picking up from the west, with gusts to 80 km/h or more this afternoon. Watch out for flying garbage cans!
Monday, November 12, 2007
Marvelous Monday almost sets record
Speaking of which.. there will be a change in the weather over the next few days, although the main story will be winds, not snow. A deep storm system moving across the northern Prairies will draw strong southerly winds to 60 km/h over southern MB Tuesday morning, shifting to strong westerly winds to 70 km/h or higher in the afternoon as a cold front moves through. Temperatures will once again be very mild Tuesday with highs peaking around 13C by midday.. but then watch for falling temperatures by Tuesday night as colder air moves in from the west. Strong northwest winds will continue Tuesday night through Wednesday along with temperatures near freezing. There could be some flurries Tuesday night and Wednesday, but at this point, there's still no signs of a significant snowfall over southern MB over the next week or so.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Strong winds Tuesday and Wednesday
Mild Remembrance Day
Friday, November 09, 2007
More snow tonight?
Rare thundersnow hits Winnipeg Thursday night
A rare occurrence of "thundersnow" occurred in Winnipeg last night as a weather system tracked across Southern MB, bringing the season's first general snowfall mainly north and east of Winnipeg. Around 11:45 pm a band of wet snow was moving through Winnipeg when a sudden flash of lightning generated a very loud thunderclap that some people mistook for an explosion. I was awoken by the thunder myself, and it was as loud as any close by summertime lightning strike, yet it was +1 and snowing at the time. I didn't see the flash, but many people reported one. Data from the lightning detector network indicates that the strike hit somewhere near the Eldridge/Oakdale area of Charleswood and generated 104,000 amps of electricity, which is a very powerful stroke. (normal lightning strikes generate about 20-40,000 amps) Note that this was the only strike recorded last night.. almost like the cloud built up all this static electricity, then released it all at once right over Charleswood! By the way, thunder is very rare around these parts during the cold season, with only 4 official occurrences between November and March in the last 50 years at Winnipeg Airport.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
A little snow on the way tonight?
A weak system over Saskatchewan is forecast to spread an area of snow into southern MB today which will move into the Winnipeg area by this afternoon or evening. Radar shows some light snow moving into western MB from Saskatchewan this morning. The snow will likely be melting on contact with the ground by the time it reaches Winnipeg as temperatures will be above freezing. There's even a chance the precipitation will mix with light rain if temperatures get warm enough (around +3 or +4C) For tonight, temperatures should remain steady near the freezing/melting point, so any snow that falls will likely be melting however we could see a slushy accumulation of 1 or 2 cm mainly on grassy surfaces tonight. There's a better chance of some accumulating snow north of Winnipeg through the Interlake areas where temperatures will be a little cooler and the main precipitation axis is forecast. The system is expected to exit southern MB overnight with drier conditions for Friday.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
First snowfall arriving Sunday?
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Noel strengthens to hurricane status - heading towards Nova Scotia
Some links to monitor the progress of Noel..
NOAA Hurricane Center
Canadian Hurricane Center
Cape Cod Weather
First taste of winter moving in next week..
Dry but cool weather is expected through the middle of next week before a potential for another snowfall late next week into next weekend. Looks like winter will finally be making an appearance next week over Southern MB!