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

As the usual temperature range for this time of the year continues to move upwards, it looks like our temperatures are going to follow. The next five to seven days are going to feel very spring-like across southern and central Manitoba as mild high pressure dominates. With most days experiencing clear skies the growing strength of the spring sun will allow temperatures to climb. By the middle of this week we should see high temperatures exceeding the usual temperature range. Heck a few places may even break a record by Thursday or Friday.

Over the weekend we will have to watch a storm system forecasted to form over Colorado. While the weather models have been fairly consistent on developing this storm, they have yet to lock into a probable path. Currently the models are keeping the system south of us with only a small chance of seeing some precipitation late in the weekend. It does not look like there will be much cold air for this system to tap into, so the chances of it becoming a big storm is not that great.

With the lack of cold air around for this storm, it doesn’t look like we will see a big cooldown once it has passed us by. In fact the models are showing temperatures in the 0 to +5C range for much of next week. Maybe we will see an early spring this year after all.

Usual temperature range for this period: Highs: -12 to 1C Lows: -24 to -10C

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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