Monday, January 30, 2012
Snow and freezing rain spreading towards Winnipeg..
A low pressure system moving across southern MB is bringing a wintery mix of precipitation across southwest MB this afternoon, with snow and freezing rain being reported. Precipitation is falling in the form of snow north of the Yellowhead highway through the Riding Mtns and Dauphin area while freezing rain is being reported along and south of the Yellowhead highway. Freezing rain warnings have been issued for areas west of Winnipeg this afternoon including Portage LP and Brandon. This area of precipitation will move into Winnipeg later this afternoon, possibly starting as freezing rain or ice pellets before changing to snow this evening. Motorists are advised that highways are being reported as ice covered and slippery to the west of Winnipeg, and should be prepared for slick travel conditions on untreated roadways around Winnipeg and the RRV by the evening rush hour.
Posted by rob at 2:34 PM
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No freezing rain or ice pellets here in downtown Winnipeg. Just some light snow!!ReplyDelete
Same here in Charleswood. Looks like any freezing rain or ice pellets is off to our southwest, south and southeast..ReplyDelete
Hey Rob how much are we behind in average snowfall for the winter. I know we have had a lot of 1cm snowfalls etc and a lot of warm weather that has melted a lot as well. But where do we fall in total amounts for this year?ReplyDelete
Counting this latest snowfall today, January will end up around 20 cm for the month, just shy of the 30 year average of 23 cm. That puts our winter snowfall total up to 47 cm, about 2/3rd of the 69 cm we normally receive by the end of January. By contrast, last year we had received 116 cm to the end of January, 2.5 times the snow we've had this winter. Normal snowfall over an entire winter for Winnipeg is about 110 cm.
Thanks Rob that is interesting that we are not terribly far off from average snowfall. Just this year it has come nearly 1-2cm at a time and then melted in between.ReplyDelete
I think tonights snowfall was different throughout the city. I think the south end got less than the North side. North of the perimeter got more yet.
Daryl.. Yeah, we've had quite a few minor snowfalls over the winter that have added up, but only 3 snowfalls have been over 5 cm, the most being 8 cm of fluffy snow back in November. December really knocked us back on the snow total with only 5 cm the entire month. My wife and I were just remarking the other day how strange it's been to go a whole winter without those towering snowbanks on the boulevards.ReplyDelete
But it's still Winnipeg after all.. we still have 3, maybe even 4, more months of potential snowfalls. Don't put away that shovel yet!
We will have green grass growing my the end of March this year....and temps in the double digits. HA!!!!ReplyDelete
3 cm of snow at my place yesterday and last night.. snow on ground now at a season high of 11 cm. Woo hoo! Last year at this time, I had a snowdepth of 43 cm.ReplyDelete
And based on today's temperatures, we won't make 2nd warmest January this month. We'll end up 3rd warmest at around -10.7C or -10.8C, just shy of the 2nd warmest of -10.6C in 1944. Not bad considering the early projections of what we thought this La Nina winter would be like.
About 5-10 cm of snow reported just north and east of Winnipeg through the Interlake into the Whiteshell area yesterday and last night.. while freezing rain and ice pellets were reported from Roblin through Brandon and Portage to the southern RRV.ReplyDelete