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

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    John's Weather Journal December 20

    We won’t see much in the way of sun today and there is some snow moving west to east along the international border. Thursday will be bright, but still chilly. 

    The big story in our weather pattern all across Manitoba is the colder air sinking down for the north.

    Last year at this time I was forecasting a Christmas/Boxing Day snow storm. We won’t have anything like that but it will be very cold over the Christmas season. 

    By Sunday (Christmas eve) we are flirting with -30 degree lows. Daytime highs will struggle to reach the mid minus 20s from Sunday right through Tuesday. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Wednesday:  N @ 10 this afternoon.  

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

    Friday: W @ 10/15 in the morning.  NW @ 30/40 in the afternoon.

    Saturday: SW @ 10 in the morning.   NW @ 30/40 in the afternoon.

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    John's Weather Journal December 8

    As I write this, the Winnipeg area is under a little break in the cloud cover. The cloud will be in and out as we enjoy an afternoon high of -3. 

    There is a band of light snow to the east of the Red River Valley that is moving south very quickly. That one will leave 2-4cm on the ground in northwestern Ontario. 

    Here in the upper part of the Valley, there is a slight chance of a flurry into the evening but the more prominent feature in our weather today will be the wind. 

    Winds get very gusty this afternoon and this evening out of the northwest. Expect gusts to 60km/h this evening. 

    Saturday morning will be a little brighter and winds will remain fairly light through the day. Expect some cloud in the afternoon, then partial clearing in the evening hours on Saturday. 

    We get mild again on Sunday and if you are looking for some snow, I think late Sunday will be our next chance for that. 

    There’s a developing system that will bring that milder air into the south, then drop 3-5cm of snow on Sunday evening. 

    Futurecast - RPM model showing the snow potential on Sunday evening. (3-5cm)

    Some of that snow will last into Monday morning and Monday will also be cooler, closer to the seasonal normal. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Friday:  NW @ 30/50 this afternoon.  NW @ 40/60 this evening.

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

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

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

  • John's Weather Journal December 7

    The cloud and flurries stay with us in the southeast through Friday before some clearing later in the evening.

    I do think we’ll have a brighter day in the west on Friday. I also think snow is in the cards mostly for areas east of the Red River Valley.

    Friday afternoon also gets rather windy. 

    Saturday is the only day in the next week or so that I don’t mention at least a little bit of snow. Expect a sun/cloud mix on Saturday. 

    Daytime highs are all over the place in the next 5 or 6 days as well. Sunday will be a milder day at -2 with some afternoon and evening light snow. 

    Some of that snow will last into Monday morning. More snow in my forecast for Tuesday into Wednesday. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Friday: NW @ 15/20 in the morning.   NW @ 30/50 in the afternoon.

    Saturday: SW @ 10 in the morning.  S @ 30/40 in the afternoon.

    Sunday: NW @ 10/20 in the morning.  Light Wind in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal December 5

    Winds stay strong through Tuesday. There won’t be much in the way of snow falling but blowing and drifting snow will continue to pose a hazard in open areas. 

    Highways have now opened to the east into Ontario but conditions are still tricky at the least. 

    Behind this storm, temperatures will be much colder than we have been used to. Highs on Tuesday and Wednesday only reach -11 and -12. Wednesday will be a brighter day as winds ease gradually in the afternoon. 

    Looking at our weather for later in the week and we have more cloud cover over us for Thursday and Friday and there is another band of light snow moving through the southeast Thursday night and early Friday. 

    Temps will warm up on the weekend but cool down again for the beginning of next week. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Tuesday: NW @ 40/60 this afternoon and overnight.

    Wednesday: NW @ 30/50 in the morning.   NW @ 25 in the afternoon.

    Thursday:  W @ 10/15 in the morning.  SW @ 20 in the afternoon.

    Friday: NW @ 25 in the morning.  NW @ 30/50 in the afternoon.

  • John's Weather Journal December 4

    This is the Colorado Low I was talking about last week for the Dakotas and Minnesota. It’s catching the southeast corner of the province in a big way today. That’s where we have a snowfall warning in effect. 

    Conditions are the worst today in that part of the province. Whiteshell, Sprague regions will get 15cm initially, then another 2-4cm tonight into Tuesday. Winds will also be very strong so visibility will be reduced to near zero. 

    Satellite and Radar as of 1pm Monday

    We’ll likely pick up 3 and 5 cm in the upper Red River Valley today, but it’s more about the wind. Winds will pick up to 50 gusting to 70 later today. Expect winter storm or blizzard conditions on highways across the south. 

    Winds stay strong through Tuesday. There won’t be much in the way of snow falling but blowing snow will continue to pose a hazard in open areas. 

    Behind this storm, temperatures will really plummet. Highs on Tuesday and Wednesday only reach -11 and -12. Wednesday will be a brighter day as winds ease gradually. 

     

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Monday: NW @ 50/70 this afternoon and overnight.

    Tuesday: NW @ 50/70 in the morning.   NW @ 40/60 in the afternoon.

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

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

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