Warmer spring temperatures are taking their time getting to Manitoba, but a climatologist believes it will be worth the wait.
Dave Phillips with Environment Canada says that, according to their models, we will be rewarded for bearing through the first couple weeks of April.
“For what it’s worth, we’re showing that mid-April, May, into early June, is warmer than normal across Manitoba,” Phillips explains. “My sense is, once we start that warm-up in mid-April, there’s no turning back.”
Phillips says by this time next week, we will have double digit temperatures in Manitoba, which much of Western Canada is already enjoying.
“What we’re seeing are record warm temperatures in British Columbia, Alberta and into Saskatchewan. But boy, that cold air from Manitoba eastward is filling all the nooks and crannies.”
If you think it’s bad here, Phillips says southern Ontario got more snow over the weekend than they did in December and January.