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Forecast: Seasonably mild with a chance of snow

Issued December 11, 2017: Covering the period from December 13 to December 20

The weather models continue to struggle with the finer details of the overall weather pattern. Take last week’s forecast: the weather models were able to correctly predict the development of the West Coast ridge along with the broad trough of low pressure across the eastern half of North America; what they struggled with was the […] Read more


Forecast: Seasonably cold and dry weather ahead

Issued December 4, 2017: Covering the period from December 6 to December 13

If you have been regularly checking out the weather models over the last couple of weeks you would have noticed they have been having a hard time nailing things down. One model run shows a large storm system, then 12 hours later the next model run has no storm system at all; two days later […] Read more



Forecast: Mild weather to continue

Issued November 27, 2017: Covering the period from November 29 to December 6

Last week’s forecast played out pretty close to what the weather models predicted, with the exception of the possible major winter storm that the models were hinting at for late this week. It seems, according to the weather models, that we are heading into a fairly quiet weather pattern over the next week or two, […] Read more


Forecast: Chance of major winter storm?

Issued November 20, 2017: Covering the period from November 24 to November 30

It looks like we’ve settled into an early winter pattern that has seen a dominant area of high pressure over western North America and a trough of low pressure over eastern North America. Under this pattern we have seen the main storm track cutting across north-central Canada, placing much of southern and central Manitoba into […] Read more




Forecast: Winter here to stay?

Issued November 6, 2017: Covering the period from November 8 to November 15

Last week’s forecast played out close to what the weather models predicted. The main difference was that last weekend’s low moved through southern and central regions a day earlier than expected. It also wasn’t able to tap into as much warm air as originally anticipated, resulting in the first widespread significant snowfall of the season. […] Read more



Forecast: Back to more typical weather

Issued October30, 2017: Covering the period from November 1 to November 8

It’s looking more and more like winter is moving in early this year. Last year, at this time, we were looking at several weeks of warm record-breaking temperatures; this year, while not record-breaking cold, it looks to be much more like winter. Last week’s forecast played out pretty close to what was expected, with the […] Read more


Forecast: A return to seasonable weather

Issued October 23, 2017: Covering the period from October 25 to November 1

After a week of unusual fall weather across our region, this forecast period looks to be a little more seasonable. Luckily for us, in last week’s forecast the colder air that was to move in late last weekend didn’t really materialize, and warmer-than-expected temperatures carried over into the first half of this week. The main […] Read more



Forecast: Seasonably warm start, then snow?

Issued October 16, 2017: Covering the period from October 18 to October 25

Last week’s forecast played out fairly close to what the weather models predicted. While it did miss out on the Saturday morning snowfall that hit parts of south-central regions, it did catch the weekend cool-down and the warm-up that started this week. For this forecast period, it looks like mild weather will continue to dominate […] Read more


Forecast: Mild conditions expected to dominate

Issued October 9, 2017: Covering the period from October 11 to October 18

The first half of last week’s forecast played out as expected. Fortunately, the second half didn’t materialize, thanks to a northward shift in the overall pattern. Spring and fall tend to be the toughest times to forecast the weather as the atmosphere begins its transition between summer and winter weather patterns, and we saw this […] Read more