Morning Freeze: Frigid Start to January 12 with Ice Crystals
Winnipeg – WEATHER – Winnipeg wakes up to an intensely cold morning at -26°C, marked by the presence of ice crystals, a visual testament to the severe chill in the air. The city is enveloped in a mix of sun and cloud, but the skies are expected to turn cloudy around noon, indicating a slight shift in weather patterns.
The north wind, blowing at about 30 km/h, is set to bring the day’s high to around -17°C. However, residents should be prepared for wind chills plummeting to -39°C in the morning and -27°C in the afternoon, posing a significant risk of frostbite. The UV index remains low at 1.
Evening and Weekend Weather Outlook
As night falls, light snow is forecasted, with the wind dropping to 20 km/h from the north. The low for tonight is expected to be around -21°C, with wind chill factors making it feel like -32°C, again highlighting the risk of frostbite.
Looking ahead to Saturday, January 13, periods of light snow are anticipated to cease by the afternoon, giving way to cloudy skies. The wind will shift to the northwest, gusting up to 40 km/h, as the high hovers around a bitter -19°C. Wind chills are likely to remain around -32°C, continuing the frostbite advisory.
The weekend concludes with cloudy periods on Saturday night, where temperatures could dip to -27°C. Sunday’s outlook remains bleak with cloudy skies and a high of -22°C, and the night might see the mercury dropping further to -28°C.
Residents are advised to dress warmly in layers and cover exposed skin to prevent frostbite. Keep an eye on vulnerable individuals and pets, and limit time outdoors during peak cold periods. Stay updated with the latest weather forecasts and advisories.