GFM Network News

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

Forecast: Warm weather with increasing humidity

Covering the period from May 27 to June 3

The main area of low pressure that the models forecasted to impact our region during the last forecast period did materialize, but it ended up taking a much more westerly route than expected. In fact, the low retrograded or moved from east to west a little bit. This meant the rainfall from this system fell

Forecast: Summer weather tries to move in

Covering the period from May 20 to May 27

There was a little discrepancy in last week’s weather outlook. We had more clouds and showers early on, before the predicted milder air finally moved in over the long weekend. The strong area of low pressure predicted to begin affecting our region May 18 to 20 is still on track as I’m writing this, but

This weather graphic comes to us from the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service and shows the global surface air temperature anomalies for April 2020. April was very warm across a large part of Siberia as well as Greenland. It also jumps out that much of central North America was colder than average, with the coldest region found just to our west and northwest.

Forecast: Milder with a chance of rain

Covering the period from May 13 to May 20

Last week’s weather outlook turned out to be remarkably accurate — way to go, weather models! The only piece that was slightly off was the Alberta low that was forecast to affect southern Manitoba last weekend and into the first part of this week. That low moved in a little quicker and mostly tracked through southern Saskatchewan. Now, on to this week’s outlook. Good news! I am

Forecast: Cool with a chance of rain, even snow

Covering the period from May 6 to May 13

Well, as it is starting to look and feel a little more like spring out there, I wish the latest forecast was as rosy looking as the last. During the last forecast period we saw warm air work in as expected, and several areas saw their first 20 C day of the year. The strong

Forecast: Spring weather appears to have sprung

Covering the period from April 29 to May 6

If you haven’t been following my forecasts over the last several months you might not know that for some time now, my forecast deadline changed from three days before the paper is published, to six days. While three extra days ahead of time might not sound like a lot, it is. After reviewing the forecasts

Forecast: Weather stuck in a cold pattern

Covering the period from April 15 to April 22

We’ll begin this forecast with the same words I used in the last forecast. For those of us who are stuck working from home and practising social distancing, wishing we’d see some nice warm weather, I’m afraid we’re out of luck for this forecast period. The weather models have been in very good agreement that

Forecast: More sun than clouds, but cool

Covering the period from April 8 to April 15

If you recall last week’s forecast, I didn’t have a lot of confidence in the weather models, but as it turned out, they did a fairly good job. The one thing they missed out on was the intensity of the snow with the storm system that brought a widespread 10 to 20 cm of snow

Forecast: Winter doesn’t want to leave

Covering the period from April 1 to April 8

If I’ve said it once, I have said it at least a hundred times: Forecasting the weather at this time of the year is hard. If you have been following the weather models over the last couple of weeks you would know what I mean. One day they forecast a big warm-up and next a