Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dry and pleasant for Halloween

After a stormy mid week and a dusting of snow last night, Mother Nature will be giving southern Manitoba a treat for Halloween with some dry and pleasant weather Sunday evening. Cloudy skies and fog patches overnight will give way to sunshine Sunday along with seasonable afternoon temperatures near +5C. By evening, trick or treaters can expect temperatures around +2C with a light southerly breeze of 15-20 km/h under clear skies. This will lead into a very nice start to November with sunny skies and high temperatures near 10C for Monday. A cold front will push through late Tuesday bringing in cooler temperatures for the middle to end of the week, but dry conditions. Overall, it's looking like a nice start to November.


  1. Extensive low cloud over the Red River valley and into ND will likely keep us mainly cloudy today.. hopefully we'll see some clearing by evening but it gets tougher to clear out low level moisture this time of year. Still looking like a nice evening for the trick or treaters..

    As far as October goes, Winnipeg will likely finish with a mean around 8C, about 3C above normal, but not even in the top 10 mildest Octobers since 1872. We were on pace for the 10th mildest October, but we slipped below with the past few days of cool weather. Nice to know that October can even be better than this year!

  2. Those dry conditions will be appreciated. The Red River at the foot of James Avenue is approaching an October record set on the 4th this year a full 1.2 meters or 4 feet above the record of the 24th 2008

    When (If) it occurs in November the
    Predicted crest of 12.9 to 13.9 feet above Datum is equal to or 1 foot above the previous November record. It was set on Nov 15th 2000 after a five day +-100mm Rains blanketed the northern RRV .