Temperatures plummet as Arctic blast seeps down over the Prairies
Bundle up! A shot of well below seasonal temperatures will kick off this week on the Prairies, as a blast of Arctic air seeps down over the region. Factor in the wind chill, and things will be feeling much more like the middle of winter than the start of spring for some.
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While all three Prairie provinces will be feeling the chill, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will bear the brunt of this Arctic blast.
Monday begins with morning lows in the -20s, and the wind chill making it feel closer to -30 for parts of eastern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba. It'll be another frigid start on Tuesday as well, with the return of the wind chill dipping close to the -30 mark.
This all comes as parts of southern Manitoba, including the city of Winnipeg, have not seen a single day above the freezing mark since Valentine’s day in February.
In fact, Winnipeg has not recorded a temperature above 0°C this March and this could be the first time in 124 years that this has happened as we get ready to close out the month.
The colder than normal pattern is expected to persist into early April for the eastern Prairies, however, a more changeable weather pattern with closer to seasonal temperatures will be in the forecast for Alberta sooner.
Despite being cold, weather conditions will remain calm, with no major storms expected through the end of the week.
For more forecasts and weather information across the Prairies, keep checking back to The Weather Network.