Storm system moving into the area last night.
Got to admire those pilots who fly through these unstable weather fronts.
April is the month when the weather does a drastic transition.
Living in Winnipeg has its highs and lows. Really good warm sunny summers, and when the planet is tilted away from the sun, extremely cold winters. Winnipeg is one of the coldest cities with a population over half a million people in the world, if not the coldest. There may be a couple colder cities in Siberia.
This winter has been way above normal cold. Long john underwear everyday. A person can’t really get used to it. Every time you walk outside the day greets you with a burst of frigid wind that could stop a healthy mule in its tracks. I have to give credit to the thousands of migrants who come to Winnipeg from tropical countries.
Imagine never experiencing anything colder than +20 Celsius or 67 Fahrenheit, then have to deal with frigid temps these migrants could never have imagined, temps that can freeze a persons nose in two minutes.
Today there was a slight break in the weather. It got up to -10 Celsius, that is 12 degrees Fahrenheit, and the sun was out. So off to the river skating trail we went. This kind of day can make a Winnipeg winter fun.
These warming stations let off amazing reflections of the sun.
There is different art work all along the skating trail.
A person gets a different perspective of the cityscape from the river.
December set the record for the least amount of sunshine seen in Moscow, Russian weather experts say.
“The sun didn’t come out even once for the entire month,” said the weather website Meteonovosti.
According to Russia’s main weather centre, the sun did shine for six minutes. But normally Muscovites get dozens of hours of December sunshine.
Russian winters are famously freezing, but this week the cold in Yakutia, in the far east, dipped below -60C (-76F).
It is about -7C in Moscow.
Yakutia – a remote region also known as the Sakha Republic – is historically the coldest part of Russia.
“Even for the Sakha Republic, famous for its harsh cold, this temperature is abnormal,” Meteonovosti said.
On Tuesday, the temperature remained below -50C across the vast region, whose capital Yakutsk lies 4,900km (3,045 miles) east of Moscow.
Russian children are usually kept indoors and schools are shut when the cold plunges below -50C.
Roman Vilfand, head of the Russian Meteorological Centre, attributed Moscow’s exceptionally overcast weather in December to big cyclonic air masses, which had moved in from the Atlantic.
Moscow’s previous record for December darkness was in 2000, when the capital got just three hours with the sun breaking through the cloud.
Source: Russian Emergencies Ministry
Cold polar air has descended from the frozen north bringing horribly cold weather to southern Manitoba. Just have to deal with it until it eventually goes away, that could be in 3 months.
Tough Winnipeg people going about their business in this severe deep freeze.