WINNIPEG – Now that we’re into colder weather again, we should look back on the last couple of weeks as a gift from Mother Nature.
Environment Canada’s Dave Phillips tells 680 CJOB the warm spell really helped break up what is usually the coldest month of the year.
“January seemed to go a little faster than if it had been stuck under that polar vortex at the beginning of the year,” says Phillips. “It had two personalities. The first half of January… would’ve been one of the coldest while the second half would’ve been one of the warmest.”
The average temperature for last two weeks of January was -6C, which is quite a bit warmer than usual.
However, the beginning of February will be a few degrees below normal.