December 20, 2017 4:21 pm
Updated: December 21, 2017 12:26 pm

Winnipeg bracing for one of the coldest Christmases on record

Even Winnipeg snowmen feel the cold.

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Christmas Day in Winnipeg will be the coldest one Winnipeggers have experienced in over 20 years.

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On Dec. 25, 1996 temperatures reached a high of -27.8 degrees Celsius. While temperatures are expected to be slightly warmer than this, it will put Christmas 2017 around some of the coldest on record.

Here is a list of the coolest daily maximum temperatures (day time highs) on Christmas Day in Winnipeg:

  • 1892: -30.0°
  • 1933: -28.9°
  • 1883: -28.3°
  • 1996: -27.8°
  • 1990: -27.4°

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The forecast for Winnipeg as of Wednesday calls for a high of -26 C which, although not in the top 5 coldest, is very close.

Overnight temperatures will be a bit further from the records for coldest temperatures on Dec. 25.

Here are the coldest daily minimum temperatures on Christmas Day in Winnipeg:

  • 1879: -40.0°
  • 1933: -39.4°
  • 1880: -38.3°
  • 1892: -38.3°
  • 1883: -37.2°

Another notable Christmas Day in Winnipeg was in 1999 where Winnipeg reached the warmest temperature on record with a high of 5.4 C.

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