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Forecast: A few more days of gloomy weather

Issued October 8, 2018: Covering the period from October 10 to October 17

This time all of the ingredients for the first measurable snowfall of the season came together, bringing anywhere from a light accumulation of snow to upward of five to eight cm. It then looked like we were going to see a major rain or snow event late last weekend and into the first half of […] Read more

Forecast: Stuck in a cold unsettled pattern

Issued October 1, 2018: Covering the period from October 3 to October 10

All the ingredients for our first measurable snowfall of the season were in place during last week’s forecast period, they just didn’t come together at the same time. While some areas did see some snowflakes, and there may have been a few locations near the lakes that saw a little bit of accumulation, overall, we […] Read more

Forecast: Cold, wet weather to continue

Issued September 24, 2018: Covering the period from September 26 to October 3

The only issue with last week’s forecast was the temperature. Thanks to a bit of a stronger push of cold air than was forecast, temperatures for much of last week’s forecast period were a good 5 C cooler than expected. It was really noticeable last weekend as heavy cloud cover, showers, rain and even some […] Read more

Forecast: Cool, unsettled conditions expected

Issued September 17, 2018: Covering the period from September 19 to September 26

Looking back at last week’s forecast, it would seem I was way off with my forecast for widespread frost. I can’t even really say I was close, but if we look at the overall weather pattern for last week, you could actually say I was close. Thanks to a strong area of high pressure over […] Read more

Forecast: A good chance for widespread frost

Issued September 10, 2018: Covering the period from September 12 to September 19

As we slowly slide into fall, it looks more likely that most, if not all, regions will see their first fall frost during this forecast period. Before you get all depressed, it doesn’t look like the shot of cold air will last long, as the models are pointing toward a return to more “summer”-like conditions […] Read more

A warm summer, but not record breaking

Was this summer the warmest in recent memory? Well, that depends how you define ‘summer’

Well, summer is now officially over, so it is time to look back at the weather numbers and see just how warm and dry this summer has been. From a climatic or meteorological view, summer is three months long and encompasses the months of June, July and August. Just like winter, summer can be stretched […] Read more

Forecast: Nice long-weekend weather expected

Issued August 27, 2018: Covering the period from August 20 to September 5

It looks like the transition from a summer to a fall weather pattern has begun. This was evident in last week’s forecast, which didn’t quite play out as expected. We did see a rather strong area of low pressure move through our region last weekend, but the forecast timing and track of the system was […] Read more

Forecast: Warm with a chance of showers

Issued August 20, 2018: Covering the period from August 22 to August 29

Last week’s forecast played out fairly well, but with a couple of bumps. The first was the thick upper-level smoke that helped to keep temperatures a little cooler than expected, and the second was cooler-than-expected air that moved in behind last weekend’s trough of low pressure. This forecast period will begin with a building ridge […] Read more

Forecast: Hot, but no more records

Issued August 13, 2018: Covering the period from August 15 to August 23

After a record-breaking heat wave, even warmer-than-average temperatures might feel a little on the cool side. This forecast period will begin with an area of high pressure working its way across the Prairies, bringing mainly sunny skies and a return to warm temperatures. This area of high pressure will slide from Manitoba on Wednesday to […] Read more

Forecast: The summer of 2018 so far

Let’s take a look at how the weather numbers are adding up in this atypical season

It’s been an interesting summer so far across the Prairies. After a very cold start to spring, summer moved in early, with temperatures across all three Prairie provinces soaring to well-above-average values in May. The question then became whether we’d see the warm temperatures continue into summer or would we see a return of the […] Read more