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Issued: Monday, February 1, 2010 Covering: February 3 –February 10

After a fairly cold start to the week, it looks like we will see some milder air move in by mid-week. While it doesn’t look like we will see a bonspiel thaw move in, it does look like we will have some nice winter weather over the next couple of weeks.

It looks like we will be on the southern edge of a large ridge of arctic high pressure for pretty much all of this forecast period. This means we should see plenty of sunshine along with typical winter temperatures of around -10C for highs and overnight lows in the -20C range.

Over the weekend we will have to keep an eye on the arctic high to our north as the models are forecasting it to slide southwards possibly bringing some colder weather. The models have been bouncing back and forth on this, one day bringing lots of cold air, the next only a glancing shot.

In both scenarios the high should push to our south by the middle of next week allowing our winds to become westerly to southwesterly. Under this return flow we should see temperatures moderate towards the high end of the usual temperature range for this time of the year.

Looking further ahead, the models are pointing to a continuation of dry and fairly mild conditions right through to the middle of the month.

Usual temperature range for this period: Highs: -20 to -4C Lows: -31 to -13C

About the author

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Daniel Bezte

Daniel Bezte is a teacher by profession with a BA (Hon.) in geography, specializing in climatology, from the U of W. He operates a computerized weather station near Birds Hill Park.



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