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

    John's Weather Journal September 28

    One thing that will be consistent about this week is the wind. It will be consistently strong across the south each day Monday through Thursday. We start the week with a cloudy day and somewhat cool conditions but Tuesday warms up a little behind a warm front that passes tonight. There is a chance of a few showers overnight along that front. Tonight in the north, expect rain through the central part of the north (areas like Thompson and Norway House) and some snow along the northern border. 
    Tuesday's high should be closer to 18 degrees across the south with a mix of sun and cloud.  
    As the cold front passes through southern Manitoba on Wednesday, we see a lot more cloud cover along with some showers and very gusty winds. Expect gusts to 70 km/h on Wednesday afternoon. 
    As we reach the later part of the week, there is certainly a much cooler weather pattern upon us. Daytime highs will be in the single digits Thursday through Saturday.
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Monday:  NW @ 30/50  this afternoon. 
    Tuesday:  NW @ 15 in the morning.  NW @ 30/50 in the afternoon.
    Wednesday: NW @ 20 in the morning.  NW @ 40/70 in the afternoon.
    Thursday: NW @ 25/40 in the morning.  NW @ 20/30 in the afternoon.

    John's Weather Journal September 24

    I'll be watching a low out of northern Alberta today as it moves across Saskatchewan and into northern Manitoba tonight. It will provide the north with 20-30mm of rain starting tonight and through the day on Friday. 
    Here in the south, the frontal passage will bring a few showers and possibly a thunderstorm overnight. By Friday morning, we are seeing sunshine again and a warm day at 24 degrees. Winds will also be quite strong this evening and overnight as the system moves through. 
    My forecast for the weekend has taken a bit of a turn. There will be a lot more cloud over us and we have a good chance for showers, even periods of rain on Saturday as winds increase again from the southwest. Sunday also brings cloudy skies and occasional showers along with windy conditions. I have adjusted temps accordingly and we will be cooler heading into next week as well. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Futurecast set to Saturday at 5pm. Looks like showers for the SE and RRV
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Thursday:  SE @ 30/40  this afternoon.  30/50 this evening and overnight. 
    Friday:  SW @ 10 in the morning.  W @ 20/30 in the afternoon.
    Saturday: SW @ 10 in the morning.  SW @ 30/40 in the afternoon.
    Sunday:  W @ 20/30 in the morning. NW @ 40/60 in the afternoon.

    John's Weather Journal September 23

    Plenty of temperature records broken across the south yesterday with the 30 degree heat. Carman was the national hot spot at 31.3 degrees. Winnipeg reached 30.6 but that fell short of the old record high of 32.2 set back in 1938. 
    My friend Rob Paola (@robsobs) dug up some stats on how dry it has been so far this September. We've only registered 14mm of rain this month. Last year was the second wettest on record at 153mm for the month. 
    There isn't much rain in my forecast. We have some showers in the west today and there is a decent chance for some of that to fall in the Red River Valley this afternoon. I also have a chance of a showers overnight Thursday into Friday and a chance for showers on Saturday and again on Monday. 
    In the meantime, a cooler and more seasonal day today but we are back into the 20s for the next few days. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Wednesday:  NE @ 20/30  this afternoon.  
    Thursday:  Calm in the morning.  SE @ 20/30 in the afternoon.
    Friday: SW @ 10 in the morning.  W @ 20/30 in the afternoon.
    Saturday:  S @ 10 in the morning. SW @ 30/50 in the afternoon.

    John's Weather Journal September 22

    The Autumn Equinox was this morning at 8:30. Sure doesn't feel like fall. Expect a high of 27 degrees today in Winnipeg and close to that number all across the south. 
    We still have some showers or drizzle in the far northeast as that last system continues to clear the province later today. 
    Wednesday brings a bit of a reality check to the south with a sun/cloud mix and a cooler 17 degree high. That is actually closer to the seasonal normal and we could see a few late day showers. Still, it's dry enough right now to finish up harvesting the fields and there isn't a whole lot of rain in our future this week. 
    By Thursday morning, we are back in the sunshine and heading into the 20s again for a few days. There is a chance of an overnight shower on Thursday night into Friday but skies clear quickly on Friday with an afternoon high temp in the mid 20s. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Tuesday:  S @ 30/40  this afternoon.  
    Wednesday:  N @ 20/30 in the morning.  N @ 20/30 in the afternoon.
    Thursday: Light wind in the morning.  SE @ 20/25 in the afternoon.
    Friday:  SW @ 15 in the morning. W @ 30/40 in the afternoon.
  • John's Weather Journal September 21st

    As expected, a windy and cloudy today today as a low pressure system passes to the north. We may see a few showers today here in the southeast but most of the rain will stay north of the south basins of the lakes. 
    Skies clear tonight as winds die down and shift to the south. Tuesday is a warm day at around 27 degrees across southern Manitoba and southerly winds do pick up in the afternoon at 30 to 40 km/h. The Autumn Equinox arrives at 8:30 in the morning. 
    The back and forth battle of the seasons continues on Wednesday. We have a low cutting through the central part of Manitoba interacting with another disturbance in North Dakota. Expect some rain in the morning in the Red River Valley tapering to showers in the afternoon. Temps will be cooler but, really, just closer to seasonal normals. 
    We warm back up again during the second half of the week. Temps in the south will be in the low 20s at least heading toward the weekend. 
    Meanwhile in the north, Expect a slightly soggy end to the week with showers scheduled to start Thursday night lasting on and off into the weekend. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Monday:  W @ 40/60  this afternoon.  
    Tuesday:  S @ 10 in the morning.  S @ 30/40 in the afternoon.
    Wednesday:   N @ 20/30 in the morning.  N @ 30/40 in the afternoon.
    Thursday:  NE @ 10 in the morning. S @ 20/30 in the afternoon.
  • John's Weather Journal September 17th

    I think the growing season just came to a screeching halt across most of southern Manitoba. There were some temps around -6 degrees this morning in the southeast part of the province. It was a new record low temp for September 17th at the Winnipeg airport. We plunged to -3.7 beating the old record of -2.8 set back in 1894 and 1875. At least there wasn't much wind. 
    The clearing is slow to happen today and will arrive from the north. Expect some clearing this afternoon and further clearing into the evening. Clear skies tonight means another night with frost likely, then nothing that cold for at least a week. 
    Temps will make a nice rebound as we approach the weekend. I have us in the low 20s for several days starting on Saturday but there will be wind involved. Saturday is breezy but Sunday gets windy, especially in the evening hours. 
    We can also expect a few showers Sunday late in the day and into Monday morning. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Thursday:  S @ 10  this afternoon.  
    Friday:  SE @ 10 in the morning.  S @ 20/25 in the afternoon.
    Saturday:   S @ 15 in the morning.  S @ 30/40 in the afternoon.
    Sunday:  SE @ 30/40 in the morning. S @ 30/40 in the afternoon. (40/60 in the evening)
  • John's Weather Journal September 16th

    Well, we expected it. Cooler, brighter,windier, and clearer as far as haze is concerned behind the overnight cold front. Winds will drop gradually through the day but our temperature in Winnipeg will top out at about 11 degrees. This is also the chilliest day of the week with a nice temperature rebound scheduled toward the weekend. 
    Let's talk about the Hudson Bay coast area of the province. A wind warning is in effect as an intense low circulates over Hudson Bay. The pressure gradient is very tight so winds today will be gusting from 70 to 100 km/h. As I write this at noon, Churchill has light snow and winds are gusting to almost 80 km/h. That wind will ease tonight as the low moves further east. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Wednesday:  NW @ 20/30  this afternoon.  
    Thursday:  Light wind in the morning.  SW @ 10 in the afternoon.
    Friday:   SE @ 10 in the morning.  SE @ 20/30 in the afternoon.
    Saturday:  SE @ 15 in the morning. SE @ 20/30 in the afternoon. 

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