Monday, December 10, 2007

The week ahead

Dry and cold weather will dominate the weather picture today and Tuesday with highs in the minus teens both days. On Wednesday, an Alberta clipper will track into southern MB bringing milder temperatures into Southern MB, with highs of minus 7 predicted for Winnipeg by afternoon. If so, this would be the "mildest" day in Winnipeg since Nov 25th (over two weeks ago) when we hit -4C.  This clipper will also bring an area of snow with it, likely spreading into Winnipeg from the northwest by evening.  As the clipper passes into NW Ontario Wednesday night, snow will move through Winnipeg with up to 5 cm possible by Thursday morning along with gusty northerly winds developing. As a result, be prepared for a possible slow commute into work or school Thursday morning. Colder and drier conditions are expected for Thursday and Friday with highs on Friday only around minus 18. Long range models are hinting at a trend towards normal or even above normal temperatures next week.. but we'll have to see if those models continue with that trend over the next few days. Until then.. stay warm!


  1. I heard that CTV News was predicting 10cm of snow for Winnipeg and region. What do you think about this?

  2. Based on current models, 10 cm seems a bit on the high side. The general consensus has this clipper tracking through Dauphin and Winnipeg.. and generally, snow from these clippers is heaviest north of the track. In this case, that would put the heavier snow through the Interlake into the Whiteshell areas. I think Winnipeg will still see some snow Wednesday night, but perhaps closer to 5 cm than 10. But we'll see.. things have yet to develop.