Battling the Chill: Winnipeg’s Ongoing Winter Weather
WINNIPEG – WEATHER – Residents of Winnipeg and parts of the Red River Valley are experiencing the first significant snowfall of the season, courtesy of a persistent Alberta Clipper. The city, currently enveloped in a blanket of light snow and experiencing blowing snow conditions, confronts a winter weather advisory issued early on Thursday, January 11, 2024.
As Winnipeg continues to navigate through this wintry blast, the city faces more snow and plummeting temperatures. The Alberta Clipper, still active in the region, brings additional snowfall and causes blowing snow, especially in the outlying areas.
- Snow and Wind: Expect periods of snow throughout the day, accompanied by blowing snow. Wind speeds are forecasted to be northwest at 40 km/h, gusting up to 60 km/h.
- Temperature Drop: The temperature is set to fall sharply, reaching minus 19°C in the afternoon. The wind chill factor will make it feel even colder, at minus 25°C in the morning and dropping to minus 32°C by the afternoon.
- Frostbite Alert: The combination of low temperatures and wind chill brings a significant risk of frostbite. Residents are urged to dress warmly in layers and limit exposure to the cold.
Tonight and Beyond
- Easing Snow: The periods of snow are expected to end near midnight, giving way to mainly cloudy skies. However, the northwest wind at 20 km/h will continue, adding to the chill.
- Frigid Night: Prepare for a low of minus 22°C, with the wind chill making it feel like minus 30°C. The risk of frostbite remains high.
- Friday’s Outlook: The weather on Friday, January 12, will be mainly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of flurries. North winds will blow at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h. The high is expected to be minus 18°C, with wind chill values around minus 33°C in the morning and minus 28°C in the afternoon. Frostbite remains a concern.
- Friday Night: Periods of snow are expected again, with a low of around minus 21°C.
- Saturday’s Weather: The forecast for Saturday, January 13, suggests cloudy skies with a 60 percent chance of flurries and a high of minus 21°C. The night will remain cloudy with a low of minus 24°C.
In summary, Winnipeg is in for continued cold and snowy conditions. Residents should stay updated with local weather advisories, dress appropriately for the cold, and take necessary precautions to avoid frostbite. Keep an eye on road conditions and travel safely!