Winnipeg – Extreme Cold Weather Warning

2017 has been a year of weather extremes

WINNIPEG – WEATHER – Across western Canada, an Arctic high pressure system has bought cold temperatures.

4:34 AM CST Wednesday 11 January 2017
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • City of Winnipeg

A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

An arctic high pressure ridge brought cold temperatures near minus 30 overnight which combined with winds of 10 to 15 km/h to produce extreme wind chills of -40 or colder. These extreme cold conditions are expected to moderate over Saskatchewan Wednesday morning and over Manitoba near noon.

A fast moving weather system will bring milder air into the area Wednesday afternoon and evening, however it will be accompanied by light snow and blowing snow.

More extreme cold conditions are likely in the wake of this system on Thursday morning.