Friday, January 11, 2008

Pattern change coming up next week

Temperatures in southern MB have been running above normal since mid December, but it looks like the pattern will be changing towards below normal temperatures by the middle of next week. (image shows CPC's 6-10 day temperature outlook)

Long range models are coming in line indicating a strong storm system will cross the Prairies on Monday and Tuesday next week, with strong northwest winds and colder temperatures moving in behind it. Current concensus takes the storm track through the interlake area of MB with the bulk of the snow generally north of the Yellowhead. However all of southern MB will see some snow out of this, with gusty winds and falling temperatures in the wake of the system along with areas of blowing and drifting snow. Once the cold air comes in, models indicate it will be around for awhile (at least a week or two) but it's too early to say with any degree of confidence at this point. Well, the weather's been too boring around here lately.. at least this will be some weather to talk about!


  1. Naah.. Variety is the spice of life!

    Looks like we're going to get a brief shot of snow tonight as a weak cold front pushes through overnight. This will give us a glancing shot of cold air Sunday into Monday as an Arctic airmass over northern MB pushes south. Gusty southerly winds will push milder air in on Tuesday.. and then the change to a more prolonged spell of cold weather moves in by Wednesday with gusty northwest winds and falling temperatures.