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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

Forecast: Warm with the chance of thundershowers

Issued July 30, 2018: Covering the period from August 1 to August 8

Well, it looks as though the cool-down we experienced on a few days during the last forecast period was not the start of a pattern shift towards a cooler period. Instead, we saw temperatures quickly rebound back towards the 30° mark, continuing our warmer-than-average summer. Wednesday and Thursday of this week look to be sunny […] Read more

Forecast: Much cooler weather pattern developing

Issued July 23, 2018: Covering the period from July 25 to August 1

After a pretty hot first half of July it looks like we are going to see a slight cool-down during this forecast period. The big question is whether this is going to be a short-term or long-term change in our overall weather pattern. This forecast period will begin with a slow-moving upper low tracking from […] Read more

Forecast: A couple of chances for rain

Issued July 16, 2018: Covering the period from July 18 to 25

The only glitch in last week’s forecast was the slightly cooler-than-expected air that moved in behind a cold front last Monday. Otherwise, the forecast played out pretty close to what the weather models predicted. To begin this forecast period, the area of high pressure that brought us some relief from the heat will have moved […] Read more

Forecast: Warm weather looks to continue

Issued July 9, 2018: Covering the period from July 11 to 18

This forecast period looks like it will be a repeat of last week’s weather. Last week began with an area of low pressure bringing clouds along with showers and thundershowers. This was then followed by a return to sunshine and warming temperatures that culminated in the really hot and humid weather we experienced last Saturday. […] Read more

Forecast: Warm weather to stick around

Issued July 2, 2018: Covering the period from July 4 to 11, 2018

After a fairly active period that brought a mix of sun and clouds along with scattered showers and thundershowers, it looks like things will settle down a bit for this forecast period. We’ll begin this forecast period with one last area of low pressure moving across our region on Wednesday. Expect clouds and showers along […] Read more

Forecast: Warm weather looks set to continue

Forecast issued June 25, covering June 27 to July 4

Once again, the weather models did a good job predicting the weather over the last week. We did see warm/hot temperatures move in late last week and into the first half of the weekend. A number of places also experienced thundershowers and storms late Friday and Saturday afternoon, but as forecast, there just weren’t the […] Read more

Forecast: Warm-to-hot weather to dominate

Issued June 18, 2018: Covering the period from June 20 to 27, 2018

We definitely experienced showers and thundershowers last Friday as predicted, but with warmer-than-expected temperatures, and with higher humidities, the thundershowers became thunderstorms, with some becoming fairly severe across a number of regions. For this forecast period we’ll see a building ridge of high pressure bring plenty of sunshine and warm/hot temperatures. Expect daytime highs to […] Read more

Forecast: Cooler with a chance of some rain

Issued June 11, 2018: Covering the period from June 13 to 20, 2018

Last week’s forecast was a little hit and miss. We didn’t quite see pure sunny skies on Thursday or Friday, but we did see a few showers move through on Friday. Saturday, for most regions, turned out to be a bit of a bust as a moist easterly flow developed that gave most regions clouds, […] Read more