Winnipeg Weather Update: Bracing for a Chilly and Snowy Start to the Week

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Current Conditions: A Snowy Start

WINNIPEG – WEATHER – As Winnipeg wakes up to a chilly -5°C with light snowfall this morning, residents should prepare for a dynamic weather pattern through to Wednesday, February 28, 2024. The barometer reads 99.3 and is on a downward trend, with humidity levels peaking at 92%. Southeastern winds are brisk, reaching speeds of 44 km/h and gusts up to 57 km/h, bringing the wind chill down to a biting -14°C.

Current Conditions: A Snowy Start

The light snow is expected to cease by this morning, giving way to mainly cloudy skies. Early risers should be cautious of potential freezing rain. Today’s snowfall is anticipated to be around 2 cm, with south winds at 40 km/h, gusting to 60, calming down late in the morning. The wind will shift to the north at 30 km/h this afternoon, with temperatures peaking at a mild +3°C, though the morning wind chill may feel as cold as -13°C. The UV index remains low at 1.

Forecast Overview: From Snow to Sunshine

By tonight, the clouds persist, with snow and blowing snow resuming in the evening, adding another 2 cm of snow. Northern winds will be harsh, at 40 km/h gusting to 60, dropping temperatures to a low of -18°C. The wind chill will make it feel like -9°C this evening and plummet to -31°C overnight, with a significant frostbite risk.

Tuesday will see light snow and blowing snow concluding around noon, then skies clearing. The wind, still from the north at 40 km/h gusting to 60, will lower the high to -16°C. Wind chill values in the morning could reach -33°C and -27°C in the afternoon, again posing a frostbite risk. The UV index will be low.

Wednesday promises sunnier skies with a high of -18°C, but the night will bring increasing cloudiness and a low of -25°C.

Weather Warnings: Prepare for Frostbite Risks

With fluctuating temperatures, significant wind chill, and snow, Winnipeg residents are advised to dress warmly and be prepared for changing conditions. The risk of frostbite is real, especially during the coldest periods in the evening and overnight into Tuesday.

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