Southern Manitoba to be hit by prolonged cold wave, meteorologists say – Winnipeg |

After a relatively warm winter so far, southern Manitoba is about to be hit hard by a polar vortex.

Environment Canada meteorologist Chris Stammers explains about 680 CJOBs Start That truly bone-chilling temperatures are only a few days away.

Stammers said, “Unfortunately I’m not going to make more friends because of this news, but the cold weather is coming back.”

“Here in southern Manitoba we have had a nice break since Christmastime, but it looks like winter is on its way out.

“It’s going to be a bit of snow tonight and tomorrow afternoon, then we’ll see the real cold air start to work its way into the weekend.”

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Stutterers said that for a period of about 10 days, starting over the weekend, the region will see highs in the -20s, while lows will regularly drop below -30C.

“We’ll see wind chills in the -40s, so definitely expect some extreme cold warnings.

“Unfortunately, this is going to be a long one. … It looks like it’s going to be another seven to 10 days of very cold temperatures.

While none of this is positive news for Manitobans hoping to indulge in some outdoor activities in the near future, there is a bright side… literally. According to Stammers, along with the cold weather, there will be plenty of sunshine.

“That’s always good news – the only good news, I guess,” he said.

“When you see those kinds of temperatures, you’re going to get a lot of sunlight, so that’s a silver lining.”

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