Winnipeg – Second-coldest December since 1893

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.

http://globalnews.ca/news/1054465/province-under-wind-chill-warning-as-caa-manitoba-breaks-service-record/

Thanks to E Stephens for this link


9 thoughts on “Winnipeg – Second-coldest December since 1893”

  1. International falls Minnesota is having its 3rd coldest December…actually after today its probably the 2nd coolest…monthly temperature averaged at -2.8F for the month…normal is 10.5F for December…yet another night of -30F or colder is expected tonight and tomorrow night…reports for tomorrow night an air temp of -41F is expected….does any of this sound like global warming to you? I’m ready for the polar plunge…oh wait the lakes have ice over a meter thick…wind chills of colder than -50F sounds like I should be in shorts right sipping on Margaritas

  2. Added on December 31, 2013, Heavy snowfall in upper areas of Pakistan.
    Almost the entire country was in the grip of a cold wave on Monday, with a number of cities and towns struck by temperatures ranging between -17C and -21C. The federal capital (Islamabad) went through its most uncomfortable day in 46 years as the mercury plunged to three below Celsius.
    And even Karachi, known for its mild winters, was not far behind, recording a minimum temperature of six degrees Celsius. The city is likely to face more cold on Tuesday and Wednesday.
    A minimum temperature of -2.8C in Islamabad had been recorded in 1984, but the lowest temperature recorded in the city is -3.9C in 1967.
    http://www.alrasub.com/heavy-snowfall-in-upper-areas-of-pakistan/

  3. The record minimum temperatures above show the gradual warming after the last Little Ice Age from 1800 onwards to the end of the 19th century. To see those temperature extremes being reached right now must be ringing alarm bells in even the most ardent warmist.

  4. 12/31/2013 11:47 Dhaka (AsiaNews) – With the arrival of the first cold snap, at least 15 children have died in the northern districts of Bangladesh. The hospital director of Rongpur , Rezaul Karim , confirms the emergency: ” Over the past five days we have registered more than 100 hospitalizations, all children with pneumonia.” The victims are under two years of age.
    Another 50 children were admitted to the Kurigram Sadar Hospital. One of the management Nazrul Islam , fears that the number could increase in the coming days : ” It’s too cold .” Yesterday a temperature of -11 degrees Celsius was registered in the district, while today it has risen to -9 . Unfortunately, forecasts are for a further worsening in the next week .
    http://www.asianews.it/news-en/15-children-die-in-Bangladesh-cold-snap-29927.html
    New Age correspondents in Khulna reported, four elderly people died in Morrelgonj upazila unable to bear the biting cold.
    http://newagebd.com/detail.php?date=2013-12-30&nid=78641#.UsK_hRa-mI6

  5. Wind chill warnings for parts of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Ontario and Quebec.

    MANITOBA

    Brandon – Carberry – Treherne
    10:10 AM CST Tuesday 31 December 2013
    Wind chill warning for
    Brandon – Carberry – Treherne continued

    Extreme wind chills of minus 40C to minus 50C (-40F to -58F) this morning.

    This is a warning that extreme wind chill conditions are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

    An Arctic ridge of high pressure over Saskatchewan will keep Manitoba under an extremely cold airmass for the next several days. Northwesterly winds of 15 to 20 km/h (9.3 to 12.4 mph) combined with the frigid temperatures will continue to generate extreme wind chill values of minus 40C to minus 50C this morning. Conditions should improve by afternoon as winds diminish to light and temperatures moderate a few degrees.

    At these extreme wind chill values frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 5 to 10 minutes.

    NEW BRUNSWICK

    Acadian Peninsula
    3:52 PM AST Tuesday 31 December 2013
    Wind chill warning for
    Acadian Peninsula issued

    Wind chill values of minus 35C to 40C (-31F to -40F) are expected Thursday morning.

    This is a warning that extreme wind chill conditions are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

    A cold Arctic airmass over the province will give extreme wind chill values near minus 40C across northern areas Thursday morning.

    NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

    Churchill Falls and vicinity
    4:15 PM NST Tuesday 31 December 2013
    Wind chill warning for
    Churchill Falls and vicinity continued

    Extreme wind chill values are expected tonight and Wednesday.

    This is a warning that extreme wind chill conditions are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

    A frigid Arctic airmass will remain in place over Western Labrador for the next couple of days. Extremely cold temperatures combined with light winds will result in wind chill values near minus 50 Celsius (-58F) tonight and Wednesday.

    NUNAVUT

    Arviat
    9:19 AM CST Tuesday 31 December 2013
    Wind chill warning for
    Arviat continued

    Extreme wind chill values of minus 55C (-67F) this morning.

    This is a warning that extreme wind chill conditions are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

    An Arctic airmass, combined with northwest winds of 30 km/h (18.6 mph), continues to produce extreme wind chill values of minus 55C (-67F) this morning. Conditions will improve slightly by afternoon as temperatures moderate, but values are expected to fall to the minus 55C range again tonight.

    At these extreme wind chill values frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 2 minutes.

    ONTARIO

    Attawapiskat
    11:01 AM EST Tuesday 31 December 2013
    Wind chill warning for
    Attawapiskat continued

    Extreme wind chills of minus 45C to minus 50C (-49F to -58F) tonight and Wednesday morning.

    Bitterly cold Arctic air combined with moderate west winds have resulted in extreme wind chills of minus 45C to minus 50C across much of Far Northern Ontario. A few locales may experience wind chills in the minus 50C to minus 55C (-58F to -67F) range.

    The extreme cold is likely to persist into Thursday.

    Caution is advised for people heading outdoors. Exposed skin may freeze in less than 5 minutes.

    Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

    QUEBEC

    Abitibi
    3:10 PM EST TUESDAY 31 DECEMBER 2013
    WIND CHILL WARNING FOR
    Abitibi CONTINUED

    Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.

    Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations or Weatheradio.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

    CBC story on how cold it is in Canada: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/bitterly-cold-new-year-expected-in-much-of-canada-1.2479646

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