WINNIPEG – WEATHER – Winnipeg’s forecast for February 2nd, indicates a clear yet chilly progression, with temperatures slowly rising from the evening’s 2°C to a midday high of 5°C before dipping back down. Despite the absence of storm warnings in the immediate forecast, the region’s historical data for February 2nd showcases a potential for significant snowfall, with a record of 12.7 cm back in 1959. This historical precedent, coupled with current clear conditions, suggests a deceptive lull before potential winter storms later in the season.
For February 2nd, the historical averages are around -11.1°C for the high and -21.3°C for the low, with records of up to 4.9°C in 1991 and as low as -41.4°C in 1996. Precipitation and snowfall records for the day include 12.7 mm and 12.7 cm in 1959, respectively.
Weather Conditions at a Glance:
Current Forecast: Steady temperatures around 2°C, transitioning to clear skies and sunshine with a peak at 5°C.
Historical Extremes: February 2nd has seen as much as 12.7 cm of snowfall, indicating potential for significant winter weather events.
Today: The day starts clear and cold before warming up slightly. Skies will remain mainly clear throughout the day, with temperatures reaching a high of 4C. Winds will be southerly, picking up speed in the morning to around 20 km/h with gusts up to 50 km/h. The evening will see temperatures drop to 0C, accompanied by fog. The temperature will range from a high of 4C to a low of -5C.
Tomorrow: Expect a day of overcast skies with a consistent temperature around 1C to 2C, becoming 3C by the afternoon. The fog will clear by the morning but return later in the night. Winds will be lighter, mostly southerly at 10 km/h with gusts up to 40 km/h. The temperature will span from a high of 3C to a low of 0C.
Sunday: The day will clear up, with sunny skies from morning to evening. Light winds continue from the south at about 10 km/h. Temperatures will be slightly cooler, with a high of 3C and dipping to a low of -1C overnight as skies become partly cloudy.
Monday: Overcast conditions will dominate again, with temperatures similar to Sunday, ranging from a high of 3C to a low of -1C. Winds will remain steady from the south at 10 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h by the afternoon. The day will end overcast with slight chances of precipitation increasing into the night.
Given the clear skies but chilly temperatures, layering is key. A warm coat, gloves, and a hat are essential during the morning and evening. However, the midday sunshine calls for lighter layers that can be easily adjusted.
Did you know that Winnipeg experienced its most snow on the ground in 1956 with a depth of 89 cm? This record highlights the city’s resilience and preparedness in facing heavy winter snowfall, a testament to the community’s spirit and the importance of staying informed about weather conditions.
While no immediate storms are on the horizon, the fluctuating temperatures and historical patterns remind us to remain vigilant and prepared for whatever winter may bring. Stay warm, stay safe, and keep an eye on the skies as we move through the heart of winter in Winnipeg.