Extreme wind chill holds tight grip on Manitoba
Hope is on the horizon with a warming trend expected by week's end
Many Manitobans woke up on Monday to yet another extreme wind chill warning.
The entire southern half of the province is shivering under wind chills of –40 C to –50 C, which means frostbite can happen in five to 10 minutes.
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In Winnipeg, it was –33 C at 7 a.m., but felt more like –46 with the wind chill. In Brandon, the temperature was the same, but came with a wind chill of –51.
And those planning to fly on Monday were urged to double-check with their airline to make sure their flights were on time — if they were even going at all.
United Airlines, which cancelled a number of flights last week, has once again cancelled flights between Winnipeg and Chicago.
The weather has also had an impact on garbage pickup in Winnipeg. On Monday, the city said recycling and garbage collection is up to one day behind schedule in some neighbourhoods.
If your garbage hasn't been picked up yet, leave it out until crews can come by and get it, the city advises.
The extreme wind chills persisted throughout the day in the southernmost parts of the province, while there will be some easing of those frigid levels over regions closer to central Manitoba.
Winds are expected to become light overnight across southern Manitoba, reducing the wind chill levels for Tuesday.
What? A warming trend?
Could it be. Could there be an end to deep freeze that has held Manitoba in its clutches for more than three weeks?
The long-range forecast calls for a daytime high of –11 C on Thursday, then –8 C on Friday and –6 C on Saturday.
The overnight lows for those days are expected to be a mild –12 C.
The normal temperatures for this time of year include a high of –13 C and an overnight low of –24 C.