Winnipeg Winter Weather Update: January 16, 2024

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Heading into Mid-January: A Mix of Sun and Snow

Today’s Weather: A Chilly Outlook for Winnipeggers

Winnipeg, Manitoba – The city of Winnipeg is experiencing a typical cold winter day on January 16, 2024, with weather conditions reflecting the season’s harsh realities. The average high for today is a frosty -13.2°C, while the average low plunges to a bone-chilling -23.2°C. Historical data indicates that the highest temperature recorded on this date was a comparatively balmy 3.9°C in 1961, whereas the lowest was a frigid -38.2°C in 2005. Precipitation on this date has varied over the years, with the greatest amount being 6.1 mm in 1969. In terms of snowfall, the record for January 16 is 10.0 cm, set in 2002. Currently, Winnipeg experiences a monthly frequency of precipitation around 39%​​.

Extended Forecast: A Mix of Mild and Frigid Conditions

Looking ahead, the extended forecast for January 2024 in Winnipeg indicates a mix of weather conditions. The first ten days of January were marked by flurries and bitter cold. However, a change was observed from January 11 to 18, with sunny and mild weather prevailing. The remainder of the month is expected to see a few snow showers, turning frigid towards the end. The average temperature for January is expected to be around -17°C, which is 4°C below the average. Precipitation is predicted to be about 25mm, slightly above the average for this time of year​​.

Wardrobe Suggestions: Staying Warm and Cozy

Given the cold and variable conditions, Winnipeg residents are advised to dress warmly. Layering is key – start with a thermal base layer, add a fleece or wool sweater, and top it off with a windproof and waterproof outer layer. Don’t forget insulated boots, gloves, a hat, and a scarf to protect against the cold and wind.

Intriguing Weather Trivia: Winnipeg’s Winter Extremes

Did you know that Winnipeg’s coldest day on record is an astonishing -47.8°C, which occurred on December 24, 1879? This fact highlights the extreme winter conditions that Winnipeg can experience, making it one of Canada’s coldest major cities.

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