WINNIPEG – The week ahead is going to be a cold one, starting out with an overnight low Monday that could break a record that’s stood for more than a century.
Temperatures tonight are expected fall to -17 C overnight in Winnipeg. The record low for April 14 and 15 is -16.7 C. Both these records were set in 1893, so as long we meet our expected temperatures, we have some wiggle room as far as getting into the record books before/after midnight.
It might be hard to believe but tonight could also be the first time this year we set a record low in Winnipeg. We’ve come close. March 1 broke a few records in the province and Winnipeg came within 0.8 C of tying the record from 1962. Outside of that day, the only single-day records set in southern Manitoba were record highs (January 15).
This week will be all about the temperatures. There is a few centimeters of snow expected tomorrow in the southwest but most of the week will be spent in the cool spring sun at least 10 C below normal. The next time we’ll see temperatures back above zero will be near the end of the week.
In contrast, the past weekend was all about the snow. The bad news came Friday as snowfall warnings were issued for southwest Manitoba. It was projected some areas could see up to 15 centimetres. The top three snow totals are in. Porcupine Hills had a whopping 22 cm, Cowan 17 cm and St. Claude wasn’t far off with 15 cm. Honourable mentions go to Carman, Neepawa, Miami, Gilbert Plains and Portage la Prairie, which had close to 10 cm. Winnipeg has close to 2 cm.
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