Summertime temperatures had fairly the encore in Manitoba – nevertheless it’s time for the ultimate curtain name.
The province’s first main winter storm of the 2021-2022 season is approaching, and carrying with it the power to blanket the province in snow.
One final day of above-seasonal circumstances on Tuesday is predicted to provide strategy to cloud cowl in a single day, then rain and maybe snow on Wednesday and Thursday.
“My gosh. Often the primary winter storm may very well be on the finish of September or early October,” David Phillips, senior climatologist with Atmosphere Canada, instructed 680 CJOB on Tuesday.
“This can be a system that bombed Vancouver over the weekend. It came visiting the Rockies, goes to develop immediately into an Alberta clipper, and it’s going to race throughout the Prairies.”
But Manitoba may even see essentially the most precipitation of the prairie provinces, based on Phillips, as a result of it’ll be over the province when it merges with a “Texas low,” which brings with it rather more moisture.
By Friday morning, Atmosphere Canada is predicting 25 centimetres of snow may fall over a lot of that area. Larger elevation areas, akin to Using Mountain Nationwide Park, may see nearer to 50 cm.
“These Manitoba lakes are like scorching tubs on the market — and there’s going to be some native, ‘lake impact’ snow.”
“It relies upon upon the timing,” Phillips mentioned. “We already know winter (will probably be) shorter this yr, however I believe we’re going to see important snow.”
The abrupt shift from temperatures within the low-teens to a wallop of snow may make for some messy circumstances, particularly on the province’s roads.
“That snow will probably be assaulted by the nice and cozy floor, so you could not see as a lot accumulate as actually falls.”
“Regionally, (Manitobans may see) blowing snow … due to the vitality of this method. That makes driving treacherous.”
Simply as a number of temperature data have been damaged this fall, Phillips mentioned a snowfall report could also be surpassed on Remembrance Day. Manitoba’s present report was 9 cm again in 1985.
When you’re not a fan of the winter climate, Phillips mentioned there’s a silver lining for you.
“It’s not as if winter’s going to reach with a giant bang. It’s virtually as if temperatures are usually not going to be as nice as they’ve been, however someplace extra seasonal – highs of 0 C, lows of -8 C.”
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