It was generally a pleasant October in southern Manitoba with numerous warmer than normal days and few below normal days in between. Generally warmer than normal conditions are expected to continue this November. As has been the case in many strong El Nino winters, this coming winter has a good chance of being above normal as well.
22 days exceeded 10°C in October, above the normal of 17 days. The warmest conditions coincided with the Thanksgiving long weekend. Temperatures reached the low to high 20's on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th. Although Winnipeg didn't break any records, many parts of southern Manitoba did. The warmest temperatures were seen along the US border where highs near 28°C occurred in Pilot Mound, Morden and Sprague.
|Wpg Oct 12, via Jeff Stapleton/CBC|
Frequent light rains brought rainfall totals slightly above normal in Winnipeg. Only 35.9 mm fell at the airport but closer to 45 mm fell in South St Vital. Normal is about 33 mm. No snow was officially recorded, only the 16th October since 1872 to not receive a single snowflake. Some snow pellets did fall in some isolated parts of the city mid month however.