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

    John's Weather Journal September 15th

    Another hazy day today but the sun is trying to poke through. There is potential for a 20 degree high today but that will likely be held back by the haze and therefor lack of solar radiation reaching the surface. A better number for today would be 18 which is right on the seasonal normal. 
    Tomorrow will be different - COLDER!
    A cold front passes overnight tonight and brings a few showers in the overnight period. That front also cools us off a bunch. By Wednesday morning, winds will be gusting to 50 out of the north and the afternoon temps will struggle, only getting to about 11 degrees. That cold front will clear the haze and bring sunny skies but it will be a heavier jacket kind of day. 
    The winds quiet down on Thursday and we start to make a gradual recovery in the temperature department. By the time Saturday arrives, Wednesday's chill will be a fading memory. I'm expecting highs in the low 20s both days on the weekend. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Tuesday:  NW @ 20/25  this afternoon.  
    Wednesday:  N @ 30/500 in the morning.  NW @ 30 in the afternoon.
    Thursday:   Light Wind in the morning.  NW @ 10 in the afternoon.
    Friday:  SE @ 10 in the morning. S @ 20/25 in the afternoon. 

    John's Weather Journal September 14th

    You have likely noticed the hazy condition over southern Manitoba. Yes, it is from the fires along the west coast of the US. It is above us though so, while it does provide the haze, we can't really smell it and air quality at the surface is still fairly good. It will also provide us with an interesting sunset tonight and Tuesday sunrise. 
    There will be some haze again on Tuesday, especially late in the day but a cold front with push that smoke away on Wednesday. 
    We start the week with a couple of days in the 20s (normal high is now 18) but behind that cold front, Wednesday is a chilly and breezy day at just 11 degrees in the afternoon and winds gusting to 40 km/h from the northwest. 
    There is a warm up planned for the weekend with daytime highs getting back to seasonal normals. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Monday:  SE @ 20/40  this afternoon.  
    Tuesday:  N @ 15/20 in the morning.  NW @ 20/25 in the afternoon.
    Wednesday:   NW @ 30/40 in the morning.  NW @ 30/40 in the afternoon.
    Thursday:  SE @ 10 in the morning. NW @ 15 in the afternoon. 
  • John's Weather Journal September 10th

    It's a pretty straight forward weather pattern here in the south with sunny days on Thursday and Friday. Temps will be around 22 to 23 degrees which is slightly above the seasonal normal. The difference will be the wind. Friday's winds are southerly at 30 to 40 km/h in the afternoon. On Saturday, winds shift to the northwest and are just as strong. That northwest flow will bring a sunny but cooler day on Sunday. 
    Now, the north. There is a departing system moving to the east today. That one provided a few showers overnight. I'm tracking another low that will move across Saskatchewan tomorrow and move into northern Manitoba on Friday night into Saturday. It's mostly rain for cities like Thompson but Saturday morning, when temps are closer to zero, we could see wet some snow just north of Thompson. Once temps warm up during the day, it'll change back to rain showers. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Thursday:  SW @ 15/20  this afternoon.  
    Friday:  S @ 20 in the morning.  S @ 30/40 in the afternoon.
    Saturday:   S @ 20 in the morning.  NW @ 30/40 in the afternoon.
    Sunday:  NW @ 10 in the morning. NW @ 20 in the afternoon. 
  • John's Weather Journal September 9th

    Some cloud cover kept the Winnipeg area above zero into the early hours of Wednesday, but there was patchy frost closer to the international border. Okay, we can stop talking about frost (or a risk of)  for at least a week.
    There isn't much in the way of significant weather to report in the coming few days here in southern Manitoba. We can expect a breezy 17 degrees on Wednesday but Thursday and Friday are back into the low 20s with abundant sunshine. Over the next week, overnight lows will stay well above zero. 
    It's a different story across the north as a low tracks across northern Saskatchewan and into Manitoba on Thursday. Expect showers or all out rain in Thompson starting tonight with unsettled conditions lasting through Saturday. The north side of that low (north of Thompson) may provide some communities with a first taste of snow for the season. That would happen on Friday. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Wednesday:  SW @ 30/40  this afternoon.  
    Thursday:  SW @ 10 in the morning.  SW @ 20 in the afternoon.
    Friday:   S @ 20/30 in the morning.  S @ 30/40 in the afternoon.
    Saturday:  S @ 15/20 in the morning. SW @ 20 in the afternoon. 
  • John's Weather Journal September 8th

    There was some patchy frost around the city this morning and there is another risk for that tonight. I'm forecasting a low of +1 in Winnipeg but winds will be light so don't be surprised if we some temps below zero again in different neighbourhoods around Winnipeg and southern Manitoba. That low temperature will happen toward morning but it would be a good idea to cover plants tonight. 
    The average date for Winnipeg to get  frost is September 21st and the earliest was August 20th, 2004.  So, this bout of frosty weather is early but not record setting. Winnipeg's record low for September 8th is -7.4 set in 1999. 
    We are going to warm up this week and it will also be a fairly dry week. Expect highs in the upper teens on Wednesday and then the low 20s on Thursday and Friday. We are a little bit cooler on the weekend but only a couple of degrees off the seasonal normal.  
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Tuesday:  NW @ 20/30  this afternoon.  
    Wednesday:  S @ 15 in the morning.  SW @ 30/40 in the afternoon.
    Thursday:   S @ 10 in the morning.  SW @ 20/30 in the afternoon.
    Friday:  S @ 15/20 in the morning. S @ 30/40 in the afternoon. 
  • Due to some training I'm conducting over the next two days and then the long weekend, the Weather Journal will return on Tuesday, September 8th

    John's Weather Journal September 1st

    The showers today won't amount to too much across the south but the wind will. I'm expecting west winds to pick up behind a frontal wave associated with a Saskatchewan low that is moving west to east. Gusts will easily hit 60 km/h but we could see a few gusts in the 70 km/h range later on today. Rain will be heavier through central Manitoba and the Interlake region today. 
    After some clearing  tonight, we cloud over again on Wednesday afternoon. A clipper will move along the international border spreading moisture north of the system. The axis of heaviest rain will move right across southern Manitoba including the Interlake region through Wednesday afternoon and evening. Expect general amounts of 10-15mm but some locally higher amounts of 20-25mm by late Wednesday night. 
    Thursday, the winds pick up again and we are cool at 17 degrees in the Winnipeg area. We will also see a drier weather pattern for a few days.
    There is more sunshine and seasonal temps scheduled for the end of the week and first part of the weekend. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Tuesday:  W @ 30/60  this afternoon.  
    Wednesday:  W @ 20 in the morning.  W @ 30/40 in the afternoon.
    Thursday:   NW @ 30/50 in the morning.  NW @ 40/60 in the afternoon.
    Friday:  SW @ 10 in the morning. NW @ 20/30 in the afternoon. 
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