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August off to a Splendid Start

Posted by buffaloseven on August 1, 2014

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With July in the books, August looks to continue our streak of beautiful weather as an upper-level ridge continues to produce stable, warm and mostly dry weather over Southern Manitoba.

Friday
29°C / 16°C
Sunny with increasing afternoon cloud
Saturday
27°C / 13°C
Mixed skies with a chance of isolated showers
Sunday
26°C / 12°C
Mainly sunny with some afternoon cloud

It won’t take a lot of words to describe the weather over the next few days. Today will bring another sunny day that will most likely be the warmest so far this week with a high temperature approaching the 30°C mark. Clouds will roll in later in the afternoon ahead of a disturbance trundling down from the northwest Red River Valley overnight.

Tonight’s low temperature will bottom out near 15 or 16°C under partly cloudy skies. There could potentially be a few isolated showers through the Red River Valley through the overnight period, but the odds are definitely stacked against it happening.

Saturday looks like a pleasant day with mixed skies and a slight chance of showers in the afternoon through the overnight period again as a weak trough pushes through the region. Temperatures will climb into the mid–20’s for the daytime high and drop down towards low teens overnight.

Sunday will be another seasonal day with highs in the mid 20’s and overnight lows in the low teens. The day will be fairly sunny with some increasing afternoon cloud as a weak system slumps through southwestern Manitoba, bringing some shower activity to that area. Here in the Red River Valley we’ll likely remain dry, although at this point it looks like late in the day some shower activity may edge into the western Red River Valley.

None of the activity over the next few days is expected to be significant and the long-range outlook continues our seasonably warm and dry weather through much of the coming week.

Summer Weather Continues

Posted by buffaloseven on July 30, 2014

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The warm summer weather will continue through the remainder of the week as a strong upper-level ridge over the Western Prairies continues to produce warm, dry weather over Southern Manitoba.

Wednesday
27°C / 13°C
Mainly sunny
Thursday
28°C / 13°C
Mainly sunny; low chance of isolated showers
Friday
28°C / 16°C
Mainly sunny

Today will be another beautiful day with fairly light winds and a high near 28°C. Humidity will stay comfortable and there will be a slight chance of showers through southwest Manitoba north/northeastwards into the Interlake. The lack of any real boundaries should keep things sunny and dry in the Red River Valley. There will likely be a some afternoon clouds, but it will remain mainly sunny.

A clear night under the ridge will mean that things do cool off a bit; expect an overnight low near 13°C through the Red River Valley.

The RDPS is forecasting temperatures in the upper 20s on Thursday afternoon.
The RDPS is forecasting temperatures in the upper 20’s on Thursday afternoon.

Thursday will be another sunny, warm day with a high in the upper 20’s and light winds. The primary difference will be a weak cold front that edges westwards towards the Interlake and Red River Valley. Little activity is expected with it, although by late in the afternoon there will be a slight chance for some isolated showers through the valley. There will be no threat of severe weather. Like Wednesday, it should be a mainly sunny day with just some scattered afternoon cloud.

Temperatures will drop down to the low-to-mid teens on Thursday night.

On Friday, a low pressure system tracking through Northern Manitoba pulls warmer air eastwards across the Prairies. Temperatures aloft will rise through the day and although our daytime high will be in line with the prior days, the warmer air will show itself on Friday night when overnight lows are some 3–5°C warmer than the past few nights. It looks like another pleasant day with highs in the upper 20’s, light winds and ample sunshine.

The Weekend

Overall the weekend looks beautiful. Temperatures will stay in the upper 20’s through the weekend with just a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms on Saturday. Winds will remain light. Summer continues!

Nice Week Ahead!

Posted by steinbachweather on July 28, 2014

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This week will be quite nice, as a fairly consistent summer-like pattern takes hold.

Monday will be a pleasant day in southern Manitoba
Monday will be a pleasant day in southern Manitoba

Monday

Monday
24°C / 12°C
Mainly Sunny

Today will be coolest day of the week, but that isn’t actually a bad thing in this case. We should see temperatures climb into the low to mid twenties with light northerly wind. Some smoke from forest fires in northern Canada may trickle into southern Manitoba, but otherwise skies should be mainly clear.

Tuesday

Tuesday
26°C / 14°C
Mainly Sunny

Tuesday look very similar to Monday, except it’ll be slightly warmer. Temperatures in the mid twenties are expected once again, with a light northerly wind. Again, there may be a bit of smoke around, but otherwise it’ll be another great day.

Wednesday

Wednesday
28°C / 16°C
Mainly Sunny. Slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm.

Wednesday should see pleasant continue continue. Temperatures will likely reach the upper twenties in most areas, once again under a light northerly flow. Wednesday’s airmass looks to be a bit more humid than what we saw earlier in the week, so a few pop-up showers and/or thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon and evening. However, these will be very hit and miss, so most people will not be affected.

Long Range

The long range forecast is looking good. Models depict a large upper ridge building over the Prairies this week. That should mean generally hot and dry weather for us. Long range models suggest this ridge may stick around for most of the next 10 days.

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