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

  • John's Weather Journal November 16

    Another low pressure system is working it’s way across the north today bringing about 10-15cm of snow. There is a snowfall warning in effect for the central part of the province and part of the north as well. 

    Futurecast for Tonight

    Snowfall Warning in Effect for Today/Tonight

    That same system will bring some flurries and gusty winds to the south later today. Into the overnight period, there is a chance for some ice pellets mixed in with the light snow. 

    Friday is a bright day across the south with a high of -4 degrees. 

    We cool off Saturday for the Santa Claus Parade. It starts at 5pm downtown and, at that time, the temperature should be around -8 with a northwest wind at 20 to 30km/h. 

    There is another band of light snow pushing through the south overnight into Sunday morning. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Thursday: SE @ 30/50 this afternoon.

    Friday: W @ 20 in the morning.   NW @ 20 in the afternoon.

    Saturday:  NW @ 15 in the morning.  W @ 20/30 in the afternoon.

    Sunday: S @ 10 in the morning.  SE @ 10 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal November 15th

    Winds get strong again on Thursday afternoon as another low tracks across the north. That low delivers another 5-10cm to the north and some flurries later in the day to the south. 

    Some of those flurries are left over on Friday morning but the afternoon gets sunny on Friday as we head into a chilly Saturday. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Thursday: NW @ 30/50 in the morning.   N @ 20/30 in the afternoon.

    Friday:  E @ 15 in the morning.  SE @ 30/50 in the afternoon.

    Saturday: SW @ 20/30 in the morning.  NW @ 10 in the afternoon

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    John's Weather Journal November 15th

    Today, the north gets a break from snow as high pressure sits right over Thompson. So, while it’s sunny, it’s still very cold. Thompson’s high today is a mere -17 degrees, Churchill won’t get warmer than -19. 

    Here in the south we did get some freezing rain into the early hours so side streets and sidewalks were slick this morning. 

    In the southeast, occasional light snow and drifting snow continues with the strong winds. That improves later today as clearing gradually moves in from the west.  

    Winds drop off tonight but get strong again on Thursday afternoon as another low tracks across the north. That low delivers another 5-10cm to the north and some flurries later in the day to the south. 

    Some of those flurries are left over on Friday morning but the afternoon gets sunny on Friday as we head into a chilly Saturday. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Wednesday: SW @ 10 this afternoon.

    Thursday: NW @ 30/50 in the morning.   N @ 20/30 in the afternoon.

    Friday:  E @ 15 in the morning.  SE @ 30/50 in the afternoon.

    Saturday: SW @ 20/30 in the morning.  NW @ 10 in the afternoon.

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    John's Weather Journal November 14

    Let’s start in the north where, today, winds are still blowing snow around along the Hudson Bay coast. Visibility will be 2km or less through the day. The wind starts to drop off tonight as skies clear but tomorrow’s high in Churchill is only -23. 

    Here in the south we did get some freezing mist this morning. I’m getting reports of a few ice coated windshields. There was also some patchy fog. 

    Going forward, clouds thicken through the day as a low crosses central Manitoba, and we have a chance for a shower or two later this afternoon as temps hover around 3 degrees. That changes to a chance for flurries this evening and overnight. 

    We also get windy out of the northwest overnight and into Wednesday morning as the cold front moves across southern Manitoba.  

    There is a chance for some light snow across the southeast on Wednesday morning but the skies will clear gradually through the day from west to east. 

    Futurecast shows snow and strong winds in SE on Wednesday morning

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Tuesday: SW @ 10 this afternoon.

    Wednesday: NW @ 30/50 in the morning.   N @ 20/30 in the afternoon.

    Thursday:  E @ 15 in the morning.  SE @ 30/50 in the afternoon.

    Friday: SW @ 20/30 in the morning.  NW @ 10 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal November 14

    Could be an interesting commute on Tuesday morning. I’ll be watching for some patchy fog and some freezing rain in the morning hours. Temps aloft will be above zero while at the surface, we’ll have a shallow layer of below freezing air. 

    Futurecast (RPM Model) shows freezing rain (pink) farther north on Tuesday. 

    On Tuesday, a low crosses the central prairies so we’ll have a shift in winds late in the day. The warm air aloft is gone, and any precip that falls should be snow in the evening. That low delivers a swath of 5-10 cm farther north. 

    Today in the far north, expect 5-10cm  and some gusty winds with blizzard conditions for a couple of hours in the Churchill area. Behind the system, northerly winds get frisky for about six hours so blowing snow will be an issue in Churchill in the night. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

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

    Wednesday:  NW @ 30/50 in the morning.  NW @ 30/40 in the afternoon.

    Thursday: SE @ 20 in the morning.  S @ 40/60 in the afternoon

  • John's Weather Journal November 13

    I hope you all have a chance to get outside today. The sunshine will stick around here across the south and temps will be closer to seasonal. 

    Speaking of the seasonal normals, the normal high is now below zero. 

    Things get interesting tonight as patchy fog starts to form overnight. I’ll also be watching for some freezing rain in the morning hours. Temps aloft will be above zero while at the surface, we’ll have a shallow layer of below freezing air. 

    Futurecast (RPM Model) shows freezing rain (pink) farther north on Tuesday

    On Tuesday, a low crosses the central prairies so we’ll have a shift in winds late in the day. The warm air aloft is gone, and any precip that falls should be snow in the evening. That low delivers a swath of 5-10 cm farther north. 

    Today in the far north, expect 5-10cm  and some gusty winds with blizzard conditions for a couple of hours in the Churchill area. Behind the system, northerly winds get frisky for about six hours so blowing snow will be an issue in Churchill in the night. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Monday: S @ 15 this afternoon.

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

    Wednesday:  NW @ 30/50 in the morning.  NW @ 30/40 in the afternoon.

    Thursday: SE @ 20 in the morning.  S @ 40/60 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal November 10th

    Right on time, the snow started in the Red River Valley and, immediately, the visibility dropped. Winds are gusting to 60km/h so, at YWG, we are down to 2km. 

    This snow will continue through the afternoon (2-4cm) and the winds don’t drop off until the overnight period. That means blowing snow will still be an issue this evening.  

    By Saturday morning, winds will have lightened up considerably. Saturday is Remembrance Day and looking like a cloudy day with a few flurries but no additional accumulation.

    Temps should be around -5 to -6 at 10-11am in case you are attending an outdoor ceremony. Expect a daytime high of -3.  

    Sunday is the Bomber game against the Edmonton Eskimos. Expect fairly sunny conditions at game time with an afternoon high, and game time temp, of -5. 

    We’ll warm up to above zero temps for Monday and Tuesday, and may even see some rain showers on Tuesday. 

    Just an early heads up for later next week. Not all of the forecast models agree on the track but there is a system that bears watching for the Thursday/Friday time frame. 

    It could pack a wintry punch but it’s early to nail down the affects on the eastern prairies at this point.  

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

     

    Friday: S @ 40/60 this afternoon.

    Saturday: NW @ 10 in the morning.   NW @ 10/15 in the afternoon.

    Sunday:  SW @ 10 in the morning.  S @ 10 in the afternoon.

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

  • John's Weather Journal November 10

     

    More weather moves through tomorrow with winds already strong in the morning and snow developing through the middle part of the day.

    It’s not a lot of snow but Friday’s winds will gust to 60km/h so visibility will be an issue in open areas.

    Lots going on this weekend. Saturday is Remembrance Day and looking like a cloudy day with a few flurries and much lighter winds. I have adjusted my forecast high slightly based on the cloud cover and the snow on the ground too. 

    Temps should be around -5 to -6 at 10-11am in case you are attending an outdoor ceremony. 

    Sunday is the Bomber game against the Edmonton Eskimos. Expect fairly sunny conditions at game time with an afternoon high of -5. 

    We’ll warm up to above zero temps for Monday and Tuesday. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Friday: S @ 30/50 in the morning . S @ 40/60 in the afternoon.

    Saturday:  NW @ 10 in the morning.  NW @ 10/20 in the afternoon.

    Sunday: SW @ 10 in the morning.  S @ 10 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal November 9

    With the sunshine and light wind, it’s actually a fairly comfortable record breaking cold day. That’s right, -23.7 at YWG this morning and that’s a new record low temperature for this date. 

    Here’s the odd thing. Last year on this date, we set a record high temp at 18.8 degrees. Same day, one year apart. I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed that coincidence. 

    More weather moves through tomorrow with winds already strong in the morning and snow developing through the middle part of the day.

    It’s not a lot of snow but Friday’s winds will gust to 60km/h so visibility will be an issue in open areas.

    Lots going on this weekend. Saturday is Remembrance Day and looking like a cloudy day with a few flurries and much lighter winds. I have adjusted my forecast high slightly based on the cloud cover and the snow on the ground too. 

    Temps should be around -5 to -6 at 10-11am in case you are attending an outdoor ceremony. 

    Sunday is the Bomber game against the Edmonton Eskimos. Expect fairly sunny conditions at game time with an afternoon high of -5. 

    We’ll warm up to above zero temps for Monday and Tuesday. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Thursday: NW @ 10 this afternoon.

    Friday: S @ 30/50 in the morning . S @ 40/60 in the afternoon.

    Saturday:  NW @ 10 in the morning.  NW @ 10/20 in the afternoon.

    Sunday: SW @ 10 in the morning.  S @ 10 in the afternoon.

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