More snow, then extreme cold for Prairies


500mb Temperature (C) profile from NAM 12km

It has been a busy 24hrs for the Prairie Provinces with some snowfall accumulations and very cold wind chills on Sunday night into this morning. Another upper-level trough will bring some snow showers across parts of the Prairies starting tomorrow evening into Wednesday. Once this departs, your extremely cold temperatures and wind chills will return. Only a few centimeters should be expected out of this system.

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Watch below how the upper-level trough impacts the surface temperatures for parts of the Prairie Provinces:

Forecasted surface temperatures (in C) from Monday night into Thursday night

Below is a depiction of light precipitation, which should spread into southern Manitoba Tuesday night into Wednesday. The impressive Arctic High pressure (forecasted to be at 1037mb), will be allowed to move southwards into the Northern Plains and the American Midwest for another blast of extremely cold weather mid-week.

Simulated reflectivity and pressure centers for Tuesday night

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Below is a summary of the snowfall event that impacted Manitoba on Sunday evening into Monday from Environment Canada:


Weather summary for Manitoba issued by Environment Canada at 12:53 p.m. CST Monday 4 February 2019. A low pressure system tracked through the northern US plains over the last 24 hours bringing significant snowfall to southern Manitoba. The following is a summary of weather event information received by Environment Canada up to noon today. 1. Summary of total snowfall in centimeters: Morden: 25 Morris: 21 Winnipeg: 12 to 18 Ste. Anne: 17 Holland: 16 St. Pierre Jolys: 15 Schanzenfeld: 15 Brandon: 15 Zhoda: 14 Steinbach: 12 Whiteshell: 10 Miami: 10 Portage La Prairie: 10 Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report. End/PASPC