In a surprising twist, the weather in Manitoba, today presents a unique scenario. The province’s hot spot as of 4:00am CST is Churchill in the far north at -6c, meanwhile the cold spot is Carberry in the south at -30c.
Winnipeg at this hour is at -29c with the wind chill a biting -41c.
As dawn breaks on this chilly Thursday, the 18th of January, the city witnesses a striking combination of sunny skies and biting cold.
The Day Ahead: A Sunny Chill
Winnipeggers wake up to a clear, frosty morning with temperatures plummeting to -18°C. The day promises mainly sunny skies, although cloudiness is expected to increase as the afternoon approaches. A northwest wind picking up around noon at 20 km/h adds an extra bite to the air. The wind chill is something to be wary of, dropping to -37 in the morning and hovering around -26 in the afternoon. The risk of frostbite is a significant concern today, and residents are advised to dress accordingly.
Evening Forecast: A Flurry of Activity
As the evening sets in, the sky remains partly cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries. The wind, maintaining a steady pace of up to 15 km/h, will make the low of -21°C feel closer to -30. The persistent risk of frostbite underlines the need for protective winter clothing.
Looking Ahead: Friday’s Forecast
Tomorrow, Friday the 19th, promises a slight reprieve from the extreme cold. The day is expected to be a mix of sun and cloud with a high of -14°C. The night sky will clear up, but the temperature will dip again to a low of -26°C.
In these extreme conditions, dressing in layers is key. A thermal base layer, topped with an insulated winter coat, is essential. Don’t forget gloves, a hat, and a scarf to protect exposed skin from the harsh wind chill and prevent frostbite.
Intriguing Weather Trivia
Did you know that Winnipeg’s nickname, “Winterpeg,” humorously acknowledges its long, cold winters? This endearing moniker reflects the city’s resilience and the locals’ light-hearted approach to their challenging winter climate.