This month will go down as the second-coldest December in Winnipeg in more than a century.
On Monday morning, Environment Canada meteorologist Dale Marciski predicted Winnipeg’s mean temperature for December 2013 would be around -21 C.
The only colder December in the past century was in 2000, when the mean temperature was -22 C. The normal mean temperature in December is -13 C.
“That’s quite significant,” Marciski said Monday morning. “Usually we’re only a degree or two off the normal.
“It seems to go on and on, and when we get the warm, it’s only for a day or two.”
The only colder Decembers on record were in the 1800s. The coldest recorded December in Winnipeg was in 1879, when the mean temperature was -26 C. In 1872, the mean temperature was -22.6 C, in 1876, it was -21.8 C, and in 1893, it was -21.4.
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