High-Temperature Records Set For Second Day Straight

Front lawns with more grass than snow cover are becoming a common sight in Western Manitoba as the region experienced record-breaking high temperatures for two days in a row. However, as the old saying goes, if you don’t like the weather in Manitoba wait a few hours. After a couple of record-setting days, we are in for a rude awakening. The forecast for Westman calls for rain this evening and the rain may turn into snow overnight. Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Parkland. Upwards of 20 cm are expected to blanket most of the Riding Mountain National Park region.

Here in Brandon, today’s high temperature of +11. 3 degrees surpassed the record high of +9.2 set on March 8 in 1977. Conversely to that, the record low was set on March 8, 2003, when the mercury hit -35.4

We won’t have to worry about any low temps being broken any time soon, as Environment Canada has forecast a low of +1 tonight. Overnight plus temperatures are a rarity for this time of the year as our average lows for early March are usually around the -14 mark. Yesterday’s high temperature of +7.7 was also a record-setter for Brandon.

Manitoba’s hot spot today was Emerson where the mercury hit +14.9 which is yet another record-breaking temperature for this date.

Temperatures for our region will get back to just slightly above normal starting Wednesday. Apart from a few mild days, the cooling trend will last for at least 10 days according to Environment Canada’s long-range forecast. For more historical weather data courtesy of Environment Canada click here.