Winnipeg Braces for Biting Cold: Extreme Cold Warning, Frostbite Risk, and Light Snow

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Winnipeg Weather Update – January 15th & 16th

Winnipeg – WEATHER – As of 5:15 AM CST, Winnipeg is experiencing a frigid -25°C, with the wind chill plunging temperatures to an even more bitter -37°C. Light snow is falling across the city, adding to the winter chill.

Today’s Forecast The day will see light snow, with winds shifting from west at 20 km/h to northwest at 40, gusting up to 60 km/h around noon. The high is expected to be -20°C. The wind chill factor will make it feel like -37°C, posing a significant risk of frostbite.

Tonight’s Outlook The light snow will end early this evening, leading to cloudy skies. However, more light snow is expected before morning. Winds will remain brisk from the west at 30 km/h, gusting to 50. The overnight low is forecasted to be -22°C, with a wind chill near -35°C, continuing the risk of frostbite.

Tuesday, January 16th Light snow continues, with winds coming from the west at 30 km/h. The high for the day is projected at -17°C. Morning wind chill values will be around -35°C, improving slightly to -27°C in the afternoon, but frostbite remains a concern.

Tuesday Night Expect cloudy periods with a low of -22°C.


Extended Outlook: Extreme Cold Warning Continues

The Extreme Cold Warning remains in effect due to a multi-day spell of very cold wind chills, expected to range from -40 to -50. This severe weather is attributed to an arctic air mass over the region, combined with 15 to 30 km/h winds.

The Extreme Cold Warning, which covers most of Southern Manitoba and extends into southern Saskatchewan, is anticipated to lift for most areas by Monday or Tuesday. However, it will likely persist for southwestern Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan through Monday night.

Residents are advised to take extreme precautions as the cold poses a risk to everyone, especially in terms of frostbite and hypothermia. It’s crucial to cover up exposed skin, as frostbite can occur within minutes. Remember, if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pets as well.


Wardrobe Suggestions: Due to the extreme cold and wind chill, it’s essential to wear multiple layers, including a thermal base layer, fleece or wool mid-layer, and a windproof and waterproof outer layer. Don’t forget insulated boots, mittens, a warm hat, and a scarf or face mask to protect against frostbite.


Weather Trivia: Did you know that Winnipeg is one of the coldest cities in the world, often experiencing colder temperatures than Moscow, Russia? Its nickname “Winterpeg” is well-earned!

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