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Weather: The hottest Manitoba summers

There isn’t a clear-cut definition of what makes a heat wave

For the first time in a while, I am going off grid and enjoying the great outdoors. So, this time around I am digging back and refreshing an older article about the warmest Manitoba summers. So far this year, using Winnipeg as a data point, we have the beginnings of a hot summer, but August

Forecast: Hot, humid weather pulls back

Covering the period from August 5 to August 12

Well, I think to a lot of people’s relief, the building upper ridge that was forecasted to bring more extreme heat and humidity to our region during the last forecast period ended up staying a little farther to our west. The result of this shift was warm but more comfortable temperatures with a few added


Forecast: Warm, humid, chance of thunderstorms

Covering the period from July 29 to August 5

Overall, the weather models seem to have a pretty good handle on the general weather pattern across our region. The last forecast worked out pretty well, with the usual differences in some of the timings of systems, and as always it can be difficult to predict just when or where thunderstorms will develop. For this

Forecast: Above-average temperatures continue

Covering the period from July 22 to July 29

After a bit of a break from the really warm temperatures we saw during the first week or so of July, it looks like the heat will try to build back in during this forecast period as an upper ridge builds over the central U.S. The big question is, just how far north will this

Forecast: Warm with a chance of storms

Covering the period from July 15 to July 22

Once again, the weather models did an OK job with the last forecast. What’s fairly typical in the summer is that the timing of systems ended up drifting off by several days. For this forecast period, the weather models show a large area of low pressure — an upper low — slowly drifting across the north-central Prairies. This


Forecast: Warm with a chance of storms

Covering the period from July 8 to July 15

The weather models got the heat and humidity correct with last week’s forecast; what they missed was the western boundary of the hot, humid air. That boundary ended up being a little farther east than forecasted, which resulted in unsettled conditions that dominated the weather over western Manitoba and led to some historic rain events. For this forecast period,

Forecast: Warm weather and humidity to return

Covering the period from June 24 to July 1

After a string of weeks where the weather models did a pretty darned good job with the forecasts, last week’s forecast ended up as a bit of a stinker. Hopefully the transition to summer is finally done, which should mean a little less volatility in the weather. For this forecast period, we will finally be

Forecast: Summer weather is moving in

Covering the period from June 17 to June 24

Well, last week’s storm system, which combined with the remnants of tropical storm Cristobal, ended up playing out pretty close to what the weather models predicted. The timing of some of the features was off by a day or so, but overall, they did a good job. For this forecast period, it looks like we should be done with these


Forecast: Cool weather and an unsettled start

Covering the period from June 10 to June 17

The weather models did a fairly decent job with last article’s general weather outlook. I am hoping, for this outlook — at least for the first half — that the models are off, as it looks like a cool and wet start. There is a little bit of uncertainty with the early part of this forecast, as it’s quite

Forecast: Summer weather, finally

Covering the period from June 3 to June 10

Last article’s general weather outlook was not too bad. The only part that was off a bit was the cool air that worked its way into our region late last week. The weather models originally had the cool air staying to our northeast, but the upper low that tracked through north-central Manitoba last week ended up being