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Will our cool fall shape up into a cold winter?

Will the cool and moist trend continue on into the early winter?

First off, I have to apologize for missing last week. No excuses, I simply screwed up and missed my deadline. So, for this week’s article, I am going to do my best to combine the key parts of last week’s article with the new stuff from this week. Since it is the end of the […] Read more

Forecast: Cold with a few chances of light snow

Covering the period from November 4 to November 13, 2019

Normally I would begin the forecast with a quick review of the previous forecast, but since I messed up hitting my deadline last week you didn’t see my best forecast ever! Just kidding, but it was a pretty good forecast. Remember, it’s not really me doing much of the forecasting, I am simply analyzing the […] Read more

An October storm for the record books

This was about as close as you could get to a textbook Colorado low

Hmmm… I wonder what I should talk about this time around? Maybe the massive, record-setting snow- and rainstorm that struck a large part of southern and central Manitoba from Oct. 10 to 12? Now, for those who have followed my articles over the years, you will know I’m not going to try and attempt to […] Read more

Winter storms and how they form

Moisture-laden air from the south, say hello to cool air dropping in from the north

So far this fall the Prairies have already seen several large early-winter-like storm systems. Southern parts of Alberta received a significant snowstorm from Sept. 28 to 30 while southern Manitoba experienced a significant rain and snowstorm from Oct. 10 to 12. Most of our big autumn or winter snowfalls come from areas of low pressure […] Read more

Forecast: Cooler weather on deck, but not cold

Covering the period from October 14 to 23, 2019

Well, besides getting last week’s brief warm-up correct and the cold front that moved through last Wednesday, the weather models kind of missed the big storm system — or did they? If you remember back to last July, my deadline for the forecast changed from Monday (two days before you typically read this) to Friday (five days before […] Read more

Manitoba just came out of its wettest September in 100 years

Summer-like humidity led to a couple of record-warm overnights

With my new earlier deadline it’s just a bit too early for me to do my look back at the previous month’s weather, but I think it is pretty obvious what this week’s weather topic should be: rain. As I work away on this article late trying to beat my morning deadline, it’s raining once […] Read more