WINNIPEG – Extreme cold blanketed southern Manitoba Friday morning as wind chills dipped to -46C in Winnipeg in the wake of a nasty blizzard the day before.
We met all the criteria on Thursday for a classic prairie blizzard as wind gusts reached 85 KM/H at the airport and visibility was less than 400 metres for several hours.
The wind peaked at 91 KM/H in Carberry, Roblin and Shoal Lake.
Environment Canada says the last time an actual blizzard hit Winnipeg was February 9, 2008.
Senior climatologist Dave Phillips tells 680 CJOB we’re officially in the dead of winter.
The good news is that there’s more winter behind us than ahead of us.
Phillips adds that we could be in for a January thaw next week as temperatures climb.