Winnipeg Preps for Snowfall and Chilly Temperatures
WINNIPEG – WEATHER – Winnipeg is waking up to a frosty Friday morning, with temperatures around -5°C, and the city is cloaked in cloudy skies. There’s a 30% chance of early flurries, but by noon, steady snow is expected.
Light winds and a high of -4°C will make for a not so typical Winnipeg winter day, but the wind chill will make it feel closer to -9°C.
Wardrobe Suggestions: Residents should dress warmly in multiple layers. A thermal base layer, an insulating middle layer, and a waterproof outer layer are advisable. Don’t forget to wear a hat, gloves, and a scarf to protect exposed skin, and consider snow boots for better grip on snowy surfaces.
Today’s forecast predicts snow from noon onwards, adding around 5 cm to the winter blanket covering Winnipeg. The wind will remain gentle, but the temperature will drop to -9°C overnight, with a wind chill making it feel as cold as -14°C.
Saturday will see the snow ending in the morning, followed by mainly cloudy skies. The wind will pick up, blowing northwest at 30 km/h, contributing to a daytime high of just -8°C and a wind chill of -19°C in the afternoon.
Sunday’s forecast suggests more periods of snow with a high of -14°C, intensifying the winter feel of the city. Nighttime will bring continued snowfall and temperatures dropping to -16°C.
Interestingly, Winnipeg is one of Canada’s coldest cities in winter, often experiencing temperatures as low as -30°C. It’s also known as the “Gateway to the West” and has a rich history connected to the Canadian Pacific Railway.