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Forecast: Above-average temperatures expected

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

After seeing one cold day last Thursday into Friday, the expected mild Pacific air moved in over the weekend, bringing a return to seasonable temperatures. A few areas were able to see the really mild air mix down on Sunday, which allowed temperatures to rise above the freezing mark. It looks like these mild temperatures […] Read more

Forecast: Cool start, warm end to forecast

Issued December 3, 2018: Covering the period from December 3 to December 10

Last week’s forecast played out fairly well, with the exception of Thursday’s snowfall. The area of low pressure was forecast to bring a little bit of snow, but it ended up taking a more southerly route and dropped more snow than expected. It wasn’t any bigger or stronger than forecast; it just brought a bit […] Read more

Forecast: Our blah weather pattern continues

Issued November 26, 2018: Covering the period from November 28 to December 5

As far as weather forecasts have turned out lately, last week’s forecast wasn’t too far off. We did see some milder weather move in late last week and there were a few flurries over the weekend. What didn’t turn out as well were the temperatures, as slightly cooler-than-forecast air moved in over the weekend and […] Read more

Forecast: Mild weather with little precipitation ahead

Issued November 19, 2018: Covering the period from November 21 to November 28

Things are looking pretty quiet on the weather front over the next week or two as we slowly work our way into winter. After what appeared to be an early start to winter back in October, things have settled down a little bit, with most regions having only a little snow cover so far. With […] Read more

Bad weather forecasts? Blame the leaky bucket

Spring and fall are always the most difficult seasons to forecast weather in as things change quickly

I think I need to begin this article with an apology for the fairly dismal forecasts that I’ve been making this past couple of weeks. It is at times like this that I really appreciate the fact that I don’t have to create a forecast every day — especially at this time of the year! […] Read more

Forecast: A first taste of winter

Issued November 5, 2018: Covering the period from November 7 to November 14

Last week’s forecast did not play out very well. While high pressure did try to build in it wasn’t nearly as strong as expected. Combine this with the several areas of low pressure that were forecasted actually tracking by to our south, and we ended up with more clouds than sunshine. One bright spot was […] Read more

Forecast: Seasonable weather start to November

Issued October 29, 2018: Covering the period from November 1 to November 6

Last week’s forecast played out pretty well, with only slight differences in the timing of the systems impacting the weather. For this forecast period, it looks like the fairly nice fall weather is going to continue, with temperatures fluctuating between slightly below average to a little above average. For those regions that are still needing […] Read more

Forecast: Warm-cool weather cycle to persist

Issued October 22, 2018: Covering the period from October 24 to October 31

We definitely saw a return of warm and sunny weather this last forecast period. All the right conditions came together last Thursday to bring record-breaking temperatures across much of southern and central Manitoba. While the warm weather only lasted a day before cooler weather moved back in on Friday and Saturday, Sunday did see a […] Read more

Forecast: Sunny and milder weather returning

Issued October 15, 2018: Covering the period from October 17 to October 24

For the first time in a while, the forecast played out pretty close to what was expected, and there is finally some hope on the horizon that we’ll see an end to the month-long period of cool, wet weather in which we’ve been stuck. For this forecast period, it looks as though we may actually […] Read more

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