Sunday, 30 September 2012

Stunning Weekend

     I took some time to bike around the south end of the city today and take pictures of this absolutely stunning weekend. This warmth and sunshine coincides perfectly with the change of colours of the trees this Fall. Here's some of my favourite pictures I have taken this weekend. A couple were taken by my mother as well. Enjoy!

St Vital Park
St Vital Park
Along Bishop Grandin
Near Osborne Street, along the Red River
Street between Osborne Street and the BRT line
Taken by my mother on Saturday
Taken by my mother on Saturday
Seine River on Saturday
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Saturday, 29 September 2012

HOT Day Saturday

Seine River in south Winnipeg this afternoon. Water levels low
     Winnipeg hit 29.6°C Saturday, just shy of the old record of 30.0°C in 1905. The hot spot in Manitoba was Carman at 30.4°C.

     This type of weather makes it hard to believe that we hit 31.1°C on October 5 of last year!!

     The heat Saturday was also a very dry heat as relative humidity dropped to around 20%. The drought conditions are only continuing as no significant rainfall is expected in the near future.

     Many records were broken in other parts of Manitoba Saturday. Some records in northern Manitoba were broken by as much as 8°C:

                        New      old     record  records
Location               record   record    year    began
--------------------------------------------------------
Churchill cs           24.0     15.6      1962    1932
Fisher Branch          29.3     24.6      1995    1977
Gillam arpt            25.7     18.9      1948    1943
Gimli                  27.4     25.6      1948    1944
Gretna                 29.3     27.8      2007    1955
Island Lake arpt       25.0     19.0      2001    1971
Lynn Lake arpt         24.0     20.6      1962    1952
Norway House arpt      23.0     20.7      2007    1897
Pinawa                 27.7     26.5      2001    1964
Sprague                28.5     27.2      1943    1915
Swan River             28.9     26.7      1976    1908
The Pas                27.6     23.9      1948    1910
Thompson arpt          26.3     18.3      1967    1967
 Melita                 29.5     29.3      2007    1994 

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Nice Weekend On The Way

     The trough that has stuck over Manitoba for a couple weeks is finally moving off, being replaced by a ridge. This will bring lots of sunshine and warm, summer-like temperatures over the next few days. Highs are expected to be in the low twenties Friday, and mid to high twenties this weekend. Sunday at this point looks like the hottest day with highs around 27 or 28°C possible, especially closer to the US Border.

     This is not all good news however. Dry conditions are expected to continue until next week, when some showers may be (?) possible. This will ensure that this September will end up as the second driest on record. Check here on my blog Sunday evening or Monday morning for the end of month numbers.

     Drought-conditions will continue to worsen as a result.. CPC south of the border has put NW Minnesota in an extreme drought rating, and those conditions are similar on our side of the border.

United States Drought Monitor
CPC shows extreme drought conditions along MB/Minnesota border
     Much cooler weather is expected to begin early next week. This next cold spell could be prolonged, therefore enjoy the warmth this weekend while it lasts!