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Forecast: More seasonable temperatures ahead?

Covering the period from January 20 to January 27

Last issue’s forecast started off on a good foot as it correctly forecasted the complex area of low pressure that brought rain, freezing rain and snow to a large portion of southern and central Manitoba last Wednesday and Thursday. It was also correct in that the low would not bring large amounts of snow. Where

Forecast: Colder, but not much snow expected

Covering the period from January 13 to January 20

It has been a while since my last weather forecast and, of course, I just happened to miss a period of nice, quiet and predictable weather. For this forecast period, it is increasingly looking as though we will see a switch in our weather pattern to one that will bring a return to more seasonable

Top weather stories of 2020

Heat was the recurring theme for the year, and it manifested itself in many ways

Hard to believe another year has come to an end, and for most of us 2020 will be one to remember, but not necessarily for the best reasons. To begin the new year, I usually take a detailed look back at the previous year and then our customary look ahead to see what the new

Forecast: Not much snow expected

Covering the period from December 23 to December 30

Usually by this time of the year we have settled into a predictable winter pattern. This year, winter has been struggling to take hold and as a result, the overall weather pattern is remaining fairly unpredictable. It looks like the weather for this holiday season is going to bounce around from above average to below

Forecast: Trending back toward warm weather

Covering the period from December 16 to December 23

Last issue’s forecast wasn’t that great, which shouldn’t be too surprising, as every time the atmosphere undergoes a switch in patterns, things tend to be rather unpredictable. While the details of the forecast were off, the general pattern was on the mark, with the end of the extremely mild weather and the beginning of more

Forecast: Expect a shift in weather pattern

Covering the period from December 9 to December 16

It wasn’t surprising that the weather models did such a good job predicting last week’s early-winter heat wave. The models had been consistently showing this happening for a while and they are usually correct when it comes to large weather features like this. For this forecast period, it looks like the weather pattern is going

Forecast: Mild early-winter weather continues

Covering the period from December 2 to December 9

Once again, the weather models did a fairly good job forecasting the general weather pattern across our region over the last week. Whenever we are dealing with weak weather systems it can be tough to get the timing right, but in those instances, being off by 12 to 24 hours when there are only light

Forecast: Mild, with not much snow expected

Covering the period from November 25 to December 2

Despite not a lot of confidence in last issue’s forecast, the weather models actually did a pretty darned good job. We saw the mild temperatures early in the period followed by the slight cool-down. The models were then showing milder temperatures moving in for the first half of this week, with the chance of a

Forecast: Seasonable with a chance of snow

Forecast issued Nov. 6, 2020, covering the period from Nov. 11 to 18, 2020

Once again, last week’s forecast did a pretty good job with the major weather features. We saw a nice warmup last week with a few locations breaking record highs last Tuesday and Wednesday. Then the weather models predicted a storm system over the weekend, and as I write this on Friday, it looks like that

Forecast: Mild start to week, then stormy?

Covering the period from October 29 to November 11

Last week’s forecast played out better than what meets the eye. We saw sunny to partly cloudy skies with high temperatures near the freezing mark before the weekend. Over the weekend, the low that was forecast to cut across the Dakotas ended up much farther north. This system tracked through central Manitoba instead, bringing clouds,