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John Sauder, CBC's meteorologist in Manitoba, keeps track of weather moving across the province.

  • John's Weather Journal for August 18th

    After this morning’s rain (2-4mm Wpg) we have lots of sunshine today, although it is hazy. 

    The fires that are causing the smokey and hazy conditions are in the northern Prairies and north of 60. We’ll be dealing with this for a couple of days at least depending on where you are. 

    Saturday will be the warmest day we’ve seen in a while. I’m expecting a high close to 30 degrees but a gusty wind along with that heat. 

    A cold front passes Saturday evening sparking a few evening or overnight thunderstorms. Those could even happen during the performances at Interstellar Rodeo at The Forks. 

    Behind that front, winds shift to the northwest, then west on Sunday. expect sunshine and slightly cooler conditions Sunday and Monday. 

    My forecast for the eclipse on Monday is partly cloudy with a high in the mid 20s. Hopefully, the cloud will hold off for the eclipse which starts at around 2pm and peaks at 2:43pm. (71% eclipse for sthrn MB)

    The rest of next week, at this point, looks very sunny with temps close to seasonal (11/24).

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Friday: NW @ 20/25 this afternoon.

    Saturday: S @ 15 in the morning . SSW @ 30/50 in the afternoon.

    Sunday: W @ 15 in the morning.  W @ 25/30 in the afternoon.

    Monday: S @ 10 in the morning.  NW @ 10/15 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal for August 17th

    After a foggy start to the day, we have a sunny and hazy afternoon and evening to enjoy. Warm too. My forecast high is 28. 

    Seems like any rain we see here in the Red River Valley over the next couple of days will happen while we are sleeping. Some of that may happen tonight. 

    For western sections like Brandon, it could be more like a late evening shower. 

    The rain moves east on Friday leaving us with a sun/cloud mix and a cooler high of 26. 

    Saturday will be the warmest day we’ve seen in a while. I’m expecting a high close to 30 degrees but a gusty wind along with that heat. 

    A cold front passes Saturday evening sparking a few late evening or overnight showers. Those could even happen during the performances at Interstellar Rodeo at The Forks. 

    Behind that front, winds shift to the northwest. Sunday will be sunny but slightly cooler.

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Thursday: NW @ 15/20 this afternoon.

    Friday: SW @ 10/15 in the morning . NW @ 20 in the afternoon.

    Saturday: SW @ 10/15 in the morning.  S @ 30/50 in the afternoon.

    Sunday: NW @ 20 in the morning.  NW @ 25/40 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal for August 17th

    It was a nice, gentle, calm type of soaking in rain early this morning. Just what we needed. The main band of rain has moved of to the east of the Red River Valley, now over Kenora. 

    Here in southern Manitoba, it’s clearing earlier than I thought it would but I do see a couple of isolated showers popping up to the west. I’ll watch those through the afternoon. 

    Skies will be clear tonight followed by a sunny and warm day on Thursday. There is a slight chance of a shower overnight on Thursday but very slight. 

    Friday will have a mix of sun and cloud with a chance of an instability shower in the afternoon. I also still have a chance of a sprinkle in the RRV overnight Saturday into Sunday. 

    Temps stay warm through the weekend. The normal high is 25 and we’ll be there or above through into mid next week. 

     

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Wednesday: N @ 10 this afternoon.

    Thursday: Light Wind in the morning . NW @ 10 in the afternoon.

    Friday: SW @ 10 in the morning.  NW @ 20/25 in the afternoon.

    Saturday: S @ 15/20 in the morning.  SW @ 20/30 in the afternoon.

  • Believe it or not, as of noon, we have a fairly sunny sky. Problem is, smoke is wofting southeast from fires in northern Alberta, and the NW Territories. Expect this hazy condition on and off over the next few days.

    Maybe some rain would help that situation. I do see a band of rain west of the Red River Valley heading northeast. Expect a chance of a shower this afternoon here but a higher chance tonight and into Wednesday morning. 

    Most of the rain will drop during the first half of Wednesday, tapering to showers later in the day. We’ll likely see clearing in the afternoon to the west side of the province and in the evening in the RRV.

    By Thursday, we are back under the influence of high pressure and back into sunshine and warmer temps. That starts a stretch of dry weather which will be good for harvesting. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Tuesday: S @ 15/25 this afternoon.

    Wednesday: N @ 10 in the morning . N @ 20 in the afternoon.

    Thursday: Light Wind in the morning.  NW @ 10 in the afternoon.

    Friday: SW @ 10 in the morning.  W @ 10 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal for August 14th

    Another mainly sunny day is what I’m expecting for Monday. Temps will be up around 28 or 29 this afternoon across the south. 

    There is a change coming, but it will be short-lived. 

    Mid week, there is a low scooting up through the Dakotas into Minnesota that will spread some rain into southern Manitoba late Tuesday into Wednesday. 

    Most of the rain will drop during the first half of Wednesday, tapering to showers later in the day. 

    By Thursday, we are back under the influence of high pressure and back into sunshine and warmer temps. That starts a stretch of dry weather which will be good for harvesting. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Monday: N @ 10 this afternoon.

    Tuesday: Light Wind in the morning . S @ 20 in the afternoon.

    Wednesday: Calm in the morning.  E @ 10 in the afternoon.

    Thursday: Light Wind in the morning.  Light Wind in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal for August 11th

    It’s an extended dry stretch here across the south. Mid to upper 20s is what to expect over the weekend. 

    What stands out to me over the next few days is the lack of wind. High pressure will stall over southern Manitoba and bring sunny, warm conditions with fairly light winds through the weekend and into next week. 

    The next chance for rain that I see is on Tuesday afternoon and evening. Some of those could be storms. 

    Behind that system, we don’t really even cool down much.  

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Friday: Light WindN @ 10 this afternoon.

    Saturday: Light Wind in the morning . E @ 10 in the afternoon.

    Sunday: Light Wind in the morning.  S @ 10 in the afternoon.

    Monday: S @ 10 in the morning.  SE @ 10/15 in the afternoon.

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