The Snow Machine Returns

This week will see the return of snow, something we’ve been virtually immune from over the last couple weeks. However, before we can get to the white stuff, we’ll have to deal with another day of extreme cold.

A low pressure system will bring snow to southern Manitoba on Tuesday.
A low pressure system will bring snow to southern Manitoba on Tuesday.

Monday

Monday
-20°C / -28°C
Mainly Sunny

Today will be another day of extremely cold weather. Temperatures this morning were in the -30s and daytime highs this afternoon will remain near -20°C. We’ll be under the influence of a high pressure system today, which will at least keep wind speeds light.

Tuesday

Tuesday
-12°C / -23°C
Snow

Tuesday will bring our first chance of snow in quite awhile. Morning temperatures will be very cold once again, but an approaching low pressure system will help bring in warmer temperatures by late in the afternoon. This system looks to bring 2-5cm to Southern Manitoba during the day on Tuesday. As the system departs on Tuesday night, the wind will come up a bit, generating some blowing and drifting snow.

Wednesday

Wednesday
-16°C / -18°C
Mainly Sunny

Wednesday will be a transition day as we move from one weather system to the next. It will be a fairly benign day in general, with temperatures in the mid minus teens and light winds. Although that will change late in the day as current forecasts suggest we’ll see another chance of snow late on Wednesday into Thursday. More details on this will be available as the week progresses.

Long Range

The long range forecast continues to show glimpses of hope that we may begin to warm up. Models have been hinting at warmer weather for the end of February, so we’ll just have to wait and see if that pans out.

Brad

Brad

Brad lives in Winnipeg with his wife and two children and is the founder of A Weather Moment. He has loved weather from a very young age and has followed that passion through his life so far. He received a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences with Specialization in Atmospheric Sciences and is currently employed in the field of meteorology.You can find the author as @WeatherInThePeg on Twitter.