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

  • John's Weather Journal December 1

    After a sunny start to the day, the clouds are taking over our Friday afternoon. Daytime highs across the south will continue to be slightly above zero on this afternoon and right through the weekend. 

    Following some clearing tonight, Saturday will be a brighter day and mild again with winds not stronger that about 20km/h. Saturday night though, more cloud moves in and stick around for several days. 

    I see a good chance for some light snow Sunday night into Monday morning. We’ll likely pick up 2-3cm in that snowfall. Winds also pick up on Monday so there could be some blowing and drifting later in the day. 

    That Monday weather marks a significant change in the temperature pattern. We turn colder, not just here in the south, but across the north as well. 

    By mid next week, Daytime highs will be a few degrees below seasonal values instead of slightly above. 

    I also see the potential for a snow and blowing snow event around the Thursday time frame. I’ll keep you all posted on that one. 

    Updated 7-Day Forecast:

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Friday: Light wind this afternoon.  

    Saturday: Light Wind in the morning.   S @ 15/20 in the afternoon.

    Sunday:  NE @ 10 in the morning.  NE @ 10/15 in the afternoon.

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

  • John's Weather Journal November 30

    After yesterday’s crazy clipper, we have a fairly mundane weather pattern over us. Skies will clear west to east today so expect the sunshine to show up early in the afternoon here in the Red River Valley.  

    With a clear sky overnight and some moisture on the ground along with light winds, there is a chance for some patchy fog overnight into Friday morning. 

    Dew point temps and air temps at the surface overnight will be very close. Relative humidity will be between  97% and 100%. 

    Friday starts with sunshine (unless the fog forms) but clouds roll in again later in the day. Daytime highs across the south will continue to be slightly above zero on Friday and right through the weekend. 

    Saturday, expect a mix of sun and cloud. Sunday is a little more grey in advance of another low headed our way. 

    I see a chance for some light snow Sunday night into Monday morning. 

    By mid next week, we’ll be wearing the heavier coats once again. 

    Updated 7-Day Forecast

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Thursday: S @ 20 this afternoon.  

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

    Saturday:  SW @ 10 in the morning.  S @ 15/20 in the afternoon.

    Sunday: N @ 10/15 in the morning.  N @ 20/25 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal November 29

    Wednesday will be a generally cloudy day with another mild afternoon at +2. That’s not even close to the whole weather story though.

    Another fast moving clipper is tracking across the south. Winds will be very gusty out of the south at first, then switching to the northwest as a cold front passes. 

    A special weather statement is in effect for the winds and for the rain changing to wet snow this evening. 

    Some of that snow will blow around and reduce visibility, although at warmer temps, wet snow is less likely to reduce visibility to zero. Still, it will be nasty in open areas this evening and possibly slippery on highways. 

    Satellite/Radar as of 2pm

    By Thursday morning, the low is well east and skies will clear west to east through the day. 

    Daytime highs will continue to be slightly above zero right through the weekend. 

     Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Wednesday: S @ 40/70 this afternoon.  

    Thursday: NW @ 20/30 in the morning.   SW @ 15 in the afternoon.

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

    Saturday: W @ 20 in the morning.  SW @ 20/25 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal November 28

    I was expecting temps to fall this afternoon but that has already happened. As I write this, we are at -7 and will likely stay close to that number through this sunny and rather gusty afternoon. 

    Speaking of gusty, the winds were extreme overnight as the cold front went through. There were wind warnings in place for most of the Red River Valley. Those have ended now. Winds are still strong, just not quite 90km/h. 

    We are in the land of reverse temperature trends this week. Another one happens tonight as temps rise to -2 or -3 by 8am Wednesday. 

    Temp Trend into Wednesday Morning

    Wednesday will be a generally cloudy day with another mild afternoon at +2. Expect a band of rain/wet snow to push through the Red River Valley in the late afternoon and early evening. It'll also be quite windy for a couple of hours in the afternoon. 

    Futurecast Shows Ran/Snow Mix Later on Wednesday

    By Thursday morning we are back to sunshine. 

    Daytime highs will continue to be slightly above zero right through the weekend. 

     Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Tuesday: NW @ 30/40 this afternoon.  

    Wednesday: S @ 30 in the morning.   S @ 30 in the afternoon.

    Thursday:  NW @ 10 in the morning.  SW @ 15 in the afternoon.

    Friday: S @ 15 in the morning.  SW @ 10 in the afternoon.

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    John's Weather Journal November 27

    Do you get the feeling we are going to pay for this sometime soon? Another very mild week is in store across the south while snow falls again in the north. 

    Another clipper cycles through the eastern prairies today and tonight and track brings the snow to the north and warmth to the south. 

    There’s a snowfall warning in effect for Brochet, Lynn Lake, Thompson, and east from there into Shamattawa and York regions. 15-25cm will fall in the next 24 hours. 

    Back in the south, we clear later Monday evening after the rain showers, then cloud over again before morning on Tuesday. 

    Tuesday starts with a few flurries in the morning but the afternoon is a sunny one with a falling temperature and  a gusty NW wind. 

    Daytime highs from Wednesday through Sunday are all slightly above zero. 

    Expect a brief blast of light snow on Wednesday evening. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

     

    Monday: S @ 30/40 this afternoon.  

    Tuesday: W @ 30 Wind in the morning.   NW @ 40/60 in the afternoon.

    Wednesday:  S @ 30 in the morning.  S @ 25 in the afternoon.

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

  • John's Weather Journal November 25

    Enjoy your sunny Saturday with a pleasant -3 in the afternoon here across the south. 

    We may see a flurry or two early on Sunday morning, otherwise, expect a sun/cloud mix on Sunday with a high of -3. 

    We seem to be in a three day cycle of Alberta Clippers. Another one moves through the province on Monday. 

    We get warm again on Monday and there will be a mix of precipitation that may include freezing rain. Too early to tell at this point. 

    The rest of next week is mild when compared to seasonal averages. No big snow in my forecast. 

    Updated 7-Day Forecast

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

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

    Sunday:  NW @ 20/30 in the morning.  Light Wind in the afternoon.

    Monday: SE @ 20/30 in the morning.  SW @ 20 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal November 24

    Once the rain moved through early this morning, the clouds have broken up in the warm sector of the low. 

    If you like the milder and sunny conditions, quick, get outside! Temps will be falling this afternoon as winds shift to the northwest and get gusty behind the cold front. 

    There is a slight chance of an evening flurry, then further clearing tonight leading to a sunny Saturday with a pleasant -3 in the afternoon. 

    We may see a flurry or two early on Sunday morning, otherwise, expect a sun/cloud mix on Sunday with a high of -3. 

    We seem to be in a three day cycle of Alberta Clippers. Another one moves through the province on Monday. 

    We get warm again on Monday and there will be a mix of precipitation that may include freezing rain. Too early to tell at this point. 

    The rest of next week is mild when compared to seasonal averages. No big snow in my forecast. 

    Updated 7-Day Forecast

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Friday: NW @ 30/50 this afternoon.  

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

    Sunday:  NW @ 20/30 in the morning.  Light Wind in the afternoon.

    Monday: SE @ 20/30 in the morning.  SW @ 20 in the afternoon.

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