The cold weather is expected to continue through the upcoming weekend under northwest flow aloft. A warm-up may occur early next week but it will likely be brief with more arctic air moving in behind a cold front. No big snow events are anticipated this period but a few systems look to affect southern Manitoba, bringing generally light snowfalls.
It's a bitter cold start to the day in the region with wind chill warnings in effect. Expect mostly sun, a light southwest wind, and a high of -22. Wind chill values between -35 and -40 are in the forecast through the afternoon. Clouds increase a bit tonight ahead of the next wave diving into North Dakota. It'll be partly cloudy with a low of -26 and wind chills between -30 and -35.
Tomorrow will be the warmest day of the week with generally cloudy skies expected. Flurries are possible with the high reaching -15. Next wave in northwest flow moves into the province tomorrow night. This one will track further north and should spread some snow into the Pembina Valley and Red River Valley by evening or overnight. There will be a light wind with the low getting down to -23 and the wind chill around -30.
Snow is in the forecast for Friday as the aforementioned wave moves through. 2-4 centimetres of snow is possible in the region. This wave will also drag more cold air down into southern Manitoba. Friday's high is -21 and the wind chill -30. Another cold weekend in store for us with no real change in the pattern. Some flurries or light snow may occur on Saturday with the high reaching -22. The wind chill is going to be a factor, once again.
We'll see a mix of sun and cloud on Sunday with a high of -22. Warmer air moves in for the start of next week. This occurs ahead of a cold front set to impact the region. There's a chance of snow on Monday with a high of -12. Flurries are possible on Tuesday but it's going to be colder. The forecast high is -16. It looks like there will be more arctic air for us to "endure" next week.
Thanks to Dez Klassen for sending in this picture. The amount of daylight per day continues to decrease. The sun rose at 8:15 this morning and will set at 4:33 this afternoon.
The cold shows no real signs of letting up through the weekend as northwest flow aloft promotes reinforcing shots of arctic air. Temperatures may moderate a bit early next week but that's far from a given. Snow chances increase late this week with multiple waves moving across the Prairies and into southern Manitoba/North Dakota. No major snow events anticipated at this time.
It's another cold day in southern Manitoba. Clouds will increase again late in the day ahead of the next wave dropping into the western Dakotas. Expect a northwest wind and a high of -20. With the wind chill, it's going to feel more like -30 or so. It'll be partly cloudy tonight with a low of -28 and a wind chill close to -40.
No break from the cold tomorrow in the region with mainly sun in the forecast and a high of -22. Expect wind chill values between -35 and -40 for much of the day. Clouds increase tomorrow night and that may help to "ease the pain" a bit. We'll see a low of -25 and wind chills between -30 and -35.
Thursday will be the warmest day of the week as a wave pushes across southern Manitoba. It's going to be mainly cloudy with a chance of light snow and a high of -16. The best chance for snow is late in the day into Thursday night. The region may pick up a few centimetres from this system. Another shot of colder air is anticipated as we wrap up the week. There's a chance of flurries on Friday with the high reaching -21.
The next weak Alberta Clipper affects us on Saturday. Light snow is possible with a high of -20. Sunday features a mix of sun and cloud, a chance of flurries, and a high of -20 again. Forecast models hint at some warmer air finally moving in early next week with the active pattern continuing. There's a chance of snow on Monday with the high reaching -10. While no big storms are expected, there may be some periods of blowing snow this weekend and early next week.
Thanks to Delores Smith for sending in this adorable picture. It appears the dogs don't mind the cold, snowy weather one bit.
Northwest flow aloft remains locked in for the week and won't offer much of a break from the cold weather in southern Manitoba. Temperatures may moderate a bit on the weekend as the pattern becomes more active. No significant snows anticipated but there will be several opportunities for light snow as weak Alberta Clipper type systems move into the northern U.S.
It's another bitter cold day in the region. Mostly sun is in the forecast along with a south wind and a high of -21. With the wind chill, it's going to feel more like -35 or so. Weak wave drops into the Dakotas tonight. This wave won't have much moisture to work with at all. Flurries are possible this evening and overnight with minimal accumulations. Expect a low of -25 and a wind chill around -30.
Clouds should move out tomorrow morning with another surge of cold air moving in. We'll see a mix of sun and cloud, a northwest wind, and a high of -21. Wind chill values around -35 can be expected. Tomorrow night will be partly cloudy and cold with a low of -28 and a wind chill close to -40. The story remains the same for Wednesday. It'll be mostly sunny with a west wind, a high of -22, and wind chill values at or below -35.
It may be "all aboard the Clipper train" for the rest of the period as models depict multiple systems moving across the Prairies. Thursday features a chance of flurries and a high of -16. Light snow is possible on Friday with the high reaching -16 again. Given the flow pattern, it is tough to time the minor waves moving through. Each may bring a dusting to a few centimetres of snow.
An unsettled weekend may be in store for us. Saturday will be partly cloudy with a high of -20. There is a chance of flurries. There have been some hints of a stronger Clipper system affecting us late in the weekend. Under this scenario, snow would enter our forecast on Sunday but it's too far out to get into the finer details. Sunday's high is -12.
The snow has really piled up in the region over the past few weeks and should make for some interesting "creations" as we progress through winter.
We are celebrating a successful week at the Roar of the Rings! And the contribution of over 1000 volunteers. Michelle Sawatzky and Jayme Giesbrecht had the privilege of singing the national anthem prior to the Womens' and Mens' final. While Jayme and Michelle were singing, Al Friesen wandered the MTS Centre and met a group of fans from Saskatchewan.
Sue Amundrud was in the process of rolling out a quilt, and spoke with Al about her connection to curling:
A pair of jackets also caught Al's attention -- Jackets worn by the Sister and Mom of Brad Jacobs...
As of last night - they also belong in Russia for the 2014 Sochi Olympics --
We have been inviting Manitoba artists into the studio to share their Christmas experience. Somethign we call "Christmas, Made in Manitoba". Today, Andrew Balfour, Artistic Director of Camerata Nova. Andrew told us about a new CD they have coming out...
For more on the new Camerata Nova CD entitled, "Christmas, in Early America", and more of Al Friesen's conversation with Andrew Balfour, listen to Made in Manitoba, Saturday at 5:05pm.
Behind the first significant storm of the season, we are left in the cold with an arctic air mass in place. Well below normal temperatures are anticipated for awhile but a slight warm-up may occur later next week. No big snow or storm events to be concerned about with high pressure in control but there may be some light snow on Monday.
For today, expect a mix of sun and cloud, a west/northwest wind, and a high of -19. When factoring in the wind chill, it's going to feel more like -35. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of -25 and a wind chill of -35. A similar day in store for us tomorrow with a mix of sun and cloud. The forecast high is -21 and the wind chill around -35 again.
Tomorrow night features a partly cloudy sky, a south wind, and a low of -28. Wind chill values may approach the -40 degree mark. The quiet, cold weather continues on Sunday. It'll be partly cloudy with a southwest wind and a high of -19. Expect wind chills below -30. Weak wave moves in from the northwest on Monday. Light snow is possible with a high of -18.
Not much to talk about for the rest of the period. We'll see a mix of sun and cloud on Tuesday with a high of -20. There is a slight chance of flurries. Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high of -18. The gradual warm-up continues on Thursday with a mix of sun and cloud in the forecast and a high of -15. Models do hint at the possibility of a more active pattern developing late next week.
There is plenty of fresh powder to work with after the storm earlier this week. Snowmobile trails are sure to be busy in the coming weeks leading up to Christmas.
Winter storm is winding down in southern Manitoba with the main system now in Ontario. In terms of further snowfall, not much at all to worry about for the entire period thanks to high pressure moving in. The real story between now and the middle of next week is going to be the extreme cold with wind chill values possibly hitting the minus forty mark heading into the weekend.
A strong northwest wind is expected for the majority of the day with low pressure off to our east. This will lead to some patchy blowing and drifting snow in the region. A few flurries can't be ruled out as the high reaches -16. With the wind chill, it'll feel more like -30. Tonight will be mostly cloudy and breezy with a low of -20 and a wind chill of -30. There is a chance of flurries.
A cold day in store for us tomorrow. We'll see a mix of sun and cloud, a northwest wind, and a high of -19. Wind chill values in the -30 to -35 range can be expected. Tomorrow night is going to be partly cloudy and very cold. The forecast low is -27 with -35 to -40 degree wind chills. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for northern North Dakota and northern Minnesota.
The bitter cold conditions continue this weekend as arctic air floods the Prairies and northern United States. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a light wind and a high of -21. We'll see a mix of sun and cloud on Sunday with the high reaching -20. Wind chill values below -30 are anticipated on both days this weekend.
North/northwest flow aloft persists into next week and there may be the odd hard to time wave that affects southern Manitoba. Monday features a chance of flurries and a high of -21. Tuesday will be partly cloudy with a high of -20. For Wednesday, expect a mix of sun and cloud and a high of -19. We may see a flurry or two on either day. No significant snows in store for us next week.
Road conditions haven't been great in the past 24 hours thanks to the hefty amounts of snow. Town and highway crews have been hard at work clearing the snow the past 24 hours.
As we heard earlier from Clayton Dreger, it was the sort of finish that kept fans on the very edge of their seats. Last night's Jennifer Jones/Rachel Homen game that ended with Jones needing to steal for the win, which did happen after the Ontario skip slid to the back of the 8 foot. And that gave Team Jones it's 5th win.
Jane Askin is Dawn's mom, lead for Jennifer Jones, and Al Friesen spoke with her about whether she thinks it's easier to be ON the ice, or watch her daughter!
This past Friday's Start the Celebration in Altona included a Christmas Parade of Lights, Christmas tree lighting and sing a long. That was combined with the launch of a book. The Neubergthal history book was a labour of love for Rose Hildebrand and Joyce Friesen. The crowd that attended the launch was quickly caught up in looking through some of the 600 pictures and family stories compiled in the book
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