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

  • John's Weather Journal October 20

    We have potential to break temperature records here in the southern part of the province today. I’m forecasting a high of 23 in Winnipeg but if we get past 23.9, we’ll break a record that is 59 years old. (1958)

    1:00 pm Conditions at YWG:

    Expect lots of sunshine today, and lots of wind. Winds will be gusting to 50 or 60km/h out of the south this afternoon. 

    Looking ahead, and it seems we’ll string together 3 or 4 days with some windy conditions. (this aft, Sat eve, Sun aft and Monday)

    As we head into the weekend, temps are still mild but there’s a lot more cloud over us. Saturday has a few sunny breaks and there is a slight chance of a sprinkle east of the Red River Valley in the morning, then across the rest of the south in the late afternoon. 

    On Sunday, we start with sunshine, then see the cloud roll back in through the afternoon. Expect some evening showers here in the southeast including in the Red River Valley. 

    Monday is a mainly cloudy day with some sunny breaks and, again, a slight chance of a shower. Temps next week will be closer to seasonal normals. 

    I’m also tracking another low moving into northern Manitoba over the weekend that will bring some rain and snow with it. Most of the snow will be in the northwest Saturday into Sunday. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Friday: S @ 30/50 this afternoon.

    Saturday: S @ 25 in the morning . W @ 25/40 in the afternoon. (30/50 in the evening)

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

    Monday: W @ 20/25 in the morning. NW @ 30/50 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal for October 19

    Even though it will be a little on the breezy side across the south today, it’ll feel calm compared to yesterday. 

    It’s also warming up. Most of us in the south will be right back into shorts weather as we approach the weekend. 

    Thursday we are back up around 18 degrees and Friday will be even milder with highs across the south near 23 or 24 degrees. 

    Expect mid teens for the weekend and a slight chance of a passing shower on Saturday. 

    In the north, the Churchill region is still seeing some light snow today with temps just above the freezing mark. The blizzard warning has ended and winds will drop off tonight. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Thursday: S @ 25/30 this afternoon.

    Friday: SE @ 20/30 in the morning . S @ 30/50 in the afternoon.

    Saturday:  S @ 30/40 in the morning.  SW @ 30/40 in the afternoon.

    Sunday: SW @ 25/30 in the morning. SW @ 25/30 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal for October 18

    The wind warning is still in effect (as of noon) for the entire bottom half of the province including the Red River Valley, with the exception of the extreme southwest corner of the province. 

    Here's a snapshot of the winds in a few places at the top of the noon hour: 

    Some gusts up to 110 km/h have been reported in the Dauphin area and to the leeward side of the Duck and Riding mountains. 
     
    This intense low pressure system continues to deliver snow and very windy conditions to northern Manitoba as well. Brochet, Tadoule Lake and Churchill regions are still in blizzard warning with up to 20cms of snow along with winds gusting to 90km/h today. 
     
    Once this nastiness pulls off to the east, most of us in the south will be right back into shorts weather as we approach the weekend. 
     
    Thursday we are back up around 18 degrees and Friday will be similar to Tuesday at 21 degrees. 
     
    Expect mid teens for the weekend and a slight chance of a passing shower on Saturday. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Wednesday: W @ 50/80 this afternoon.

    Thursday: SE @ 10 in the morning . S @ 20/30 in the afternoon.

    Friday:  SSE @ 20/30 in the morning.  S @ 30/40 in the afternoon.

    Saturday: NW @ 20 the morning. NW @ 30/40 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal for October 17

    I hope you get a chance to spend some time outside today. Temps across the south will be in the low 20s. 

    A big change is on the way tonight and through Wednesday, and it’s all about the wind in the south, the snow in the far north.  

    I’m tracking an intense low pressure system into central and northern Manitoba that will bring snow to the north. Through Wednesday, another 25-35 cms of snow will fall in Brochet and Tadoule Lake followed by strong winds and blowing snow. 

    Blizzard will exist right across that northern section of northern Manitoba into Churchill through the day on Wednesday.

    The south won’t get the snow, but will get the wind. Along the cold front, winds be get very gusty. Tuesday into Wednesday, in western Manitoba, we could see gusts as high 110km/h east of Riding and Duck mountains.

    Wind Warning Issued for Southwest

    By Wednesday morning, winds in the Red River Valley will be gusting to at least 80km/h. Afternoon temps will be a bit cooler at 14 but still above the seasonal normal. 

    Going through the rest of the week, temps are consistently mild with Friday being the warmest day at 21. Find a patio for Friday afternoon. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Tuesday: S @ 20/30 this afternoon.

    Wednesday: W @ 50/80 in the morning . W @ 50/80 in the afternoon. (some gusts to 90)

    Thursday:  SE @ 10 in the morning.  S @ 20/25 in the afternoon.

    Friday: S @ 20/25 the morning. S @ 25/30 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal for October 16

    If you like mild and dry weather in autumn, you’ll like this weather pattern. An upper level ridge is building across the prairies bringing temps into the 20s through the southern Prairies on Tuesday. We’ll get to 19 here in Winnipeg. 

    Wednesday will be a bit cooler at 14 but still above the seasonal normal. However, Wednesday will also be very windy here in southern Manitoba with gusts to 70km/h. Trees should be fairly bare after that day. 

    Going through the rest of the week, temps are consistently mild with Friday being the warmest day at 21. Find a patio for Friday afternoon. 

    For the weekend, book a tee time, gather the kids for a picnic in the park, take the bikes to Birds Hill, or all of the above. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Monday: W @ 20/30 this afternoon.

    Tuesday: S @ 10 in the morning . SW @ 20/30 in the afternoon.

    Wednesday:  W @ 40 in the morning.  W @ 40/70 in the afternoon.

    Thursday: S @ 10 the morning. S @ 20/30 in the afternoon.

  • The far north is dealing with winter today behind the intense low pressure system that is now pushing out over Hudson Bay. It’s a deep low with a tight pressure gradient so winds behind the system are extreme.

    Winds will likely be gusting to 90 or 100km/h along the Hudson Bay coast including Churchill on Friday.  

    Here in the south, we have cooler temps today with a healthy dose of sunshine. Expect a high of 10 degrees. There is an abrupt change heading our way for Saturday. 

    Another quick moving low brings a wintry mix of wet snow and rain to the south (mostly southeast) on Saturday morning. The northern extent of this will be just north of the Trans-Canada highway.

    This is NOT the snow that turns the ground white until March. If there is some accumulation, it’ll be in the grassy areas and melt quickly. Most of it will melt as it hits the ground. Still, a messy and cool day at 6 degrees. 

    You’ll really need to dress for cool and wet conditions if you are heading to the Bomber game on Saturday afternoon. (3pm kick-off)

    Skies will start to clear in the early evening on Saturday which means a chilly -2 is in the cards for Sunday morning. 

    There is also a chance for some patchy fog on Saturday overnight into Sunday morning. 

    We’ll get back to 10 degrees (seasonal normal) on Sunday but daytime highs next week will be consistently in the mid to upper teens. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Friday: W @ 20/30 this afternoon.

    Saturday: N @ 10 in the morning . W @ 10 in the afternoon.

    Sunday:  S @ 15/20 in the morning.  W @ 15/20 in the afternoon.

    Monday: S @ 20 the morning. W @ 20 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal for October 12

    A snowfall warning is still in effect for the snowfall expected in the north. The low I was talking about yesterday continues to track through the region today and into this evening. 

    15-25cm could be on the ground by Friday morning in Tadoule Lake and Brochet. Southern sections within those regions could see some freezing rain as well. 

    Behind the system on Friday, winds will likely be gusting to 100km/h along the Hudson Bay coast. 

    Here in the south, it’s another mild day day, although cloudier than yesterday. We should reach 16 degrees this afternoon with the help of a stiff breeze from the south.

    Expect cooler temps on Friday with a healthy dose of sunshine before an abrupt change heading into the weekend. 

    Another quick moving low brings a wintry mix of wet snow and rain to the south on Saturday morning. The northern extent of this will be just north of the Trans-Canada highway.

    This is NOT the snow that turns the ground white until March. If there is some accumulation, it’ll be in the grassy areas and melt quickly. Most of it will melt as it hits the ground. Still, a messy and cool day at 6 degrees. 

    You’ll really need to dress for cool and wet conditions if you are heading to the Bomber game on Saturday afternoon. 

    Here's a look at the RPM model outlook for Saturday morning:

    Skies will start to clear in the early evening on Saturday which means a chilly -2 is in the cards for Sunday morning. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Thursday: SW @ 25/30 this afternoon.

    Friday: W @ 20/25 in the morning . W @ 20/30 in the afternoon.

    Saturday:  NE @ 15/20 in the morning.  N @ 20/30 in the afternoon.

    Sunday: SW @ 10 the morning. S @ 20/25 in the afternoon.

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