Air temperature expected to stay below normal well into March

Air temperature expected to stay below normal well into March, Vladimir Volenyuk

Everyone loves snow days and beautiful weather the winter brings. But sometimes too much snow can bring some problems like difficult driving conditions and power outages. The winter forecast for Canada shows different temperatures and not as much snow, as it was last year.

Based on the North American Ensemble Forecast System's values (NAEFS), Hasell said, "Looking at the values for the sixth of March to the 13th of March most models are pointing to below normal temperatures continuing at least in southern Manitoba. That doesn't mean extreme cold necessarily but it does mean below normal."

Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with Environment Canada, Natalie Hasell said after this week and the weekend of cold temperatures, we'll see a very slow, gradual increase in temperatures. "We probably won't be in extreme cold conditions for too long starting next week but we're not going to be near normal anytime soon, It looks like a good chunk of March is going to remain in the below normal trend."

For Winnipeggers, the cold isn’t going away any time soon. Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the -20 to -30 C ranges for at least a week, and long-range models from Environment and Climate Change Canada indicates temperatures are likely to stay below normal until nearly the middle of March.

With cold weather and snowstorms a Residential Parking Ban could be announced, where all residential streets are assigned a snow zone that determines when there will be a 12-hour snow clearance period on the street.

Snow Emergency: The mayor can announce this at any time. Temporary No Parking: Signs will appear indicating that individual streets are temporarily in the process of clearing snow. A snow route parking ban is now in effect, however, it starts at midnight, not the usual 2 a.m.

Vehicles parked in any of these areas will receive a $ 100 fine for blocking the works and a snow clearing equipment form doing their job and making our city streets easy to drive around.

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