First Taste of Winter

This week will feature our first taste of winter as a cold arctic air mass descends on southern Manitoba.

Cold weather will descend on southern Manitoba this week
Cold weather will descend on southern Manitoba this week

Monday

Monday
-5°C / -8°C
Mainly cloudy with chance of flurries

Today will be one of the coldest days we’ve seen so far this fall. High temperatures will stay on the minus side of zero with the possibility of light flurries throughout the day. There will be a breezy north wind as well, but overall it shouldn’t be too unpleasant.

Tuesday

Tuesday
-4°C / -5°C
Mainly cloudy with chance of flurries

Tuesday will feature weather that is very similar to that experienced on Monday. High temperatures will once again remain in the minus single digits with a chance of flurries. The wind will once again be from the north, at 20-30km/h.

Wednesday

Wednesday
-3°C / -6°C
Flurries

Sub-freezing weather will continue on Wednesday, with high temperatures in the minus single digits yet again. Flurries will be likely throughout the day, and some light accumulation may even occur. The wind will be gusty and from the north or north-west.

Long Range

The long range forecast suggests we will see wintry conditions continue for the foreseeable future. Thankfully, no major snowfall events are currently in the forecast. Snow cover dramatically affects our temperature regime, so the longer we can avoid the white stuff the longer we will avoid really cold conditions!

Scott

Scott

Scott grew up in Steinbach, Manitoba and joined A Weather Moment in January of 2012. Prior to his involvement with AWM he operated a website called Steinbach Weather, from 2007 until 2011. Steinbach Weather had many similarities to AWM, making for a smooth transition to his new meteorological home. Scott currently writes the Monday morning at AWM and also contributes to some of the unique products available at AWM, including the Manitoba Mesonet. Scott holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Physical Geography from the University of Manitoba, with specialization in Atmospheric Science. He is currently working on a Master's Degree at the University of Manitoba, with a focus on elevated convection.