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Coldest morning in nearly 10 years, warmer tomorrow

Brandon dawned cold this morning, with temperatures bottoming out at about -38.2ºC at 8 a.m.. Even a breath of wind at 12 km/h was enough to push the wind chill to -50.

Although that's the coldest it's been so far this year, it's not a record for this date. In 1983, the actual temperature dropped to -40.4ºC, which stands as the all-time coldest temperature recorded on any December day in Brandon.

Coldest in almost a decade

This morning's low temperature is the coldest it's been in Brandon in nearly 10 years.

Environment Canada said that, at 8 a.m., the temperature was a bone-chilling -38.2ºC.

It hasn't been that cold since January, of 2004.

That year, there was a string of cold days at the end of the month. Lows were -40.1ºC on Jan. 28, then -38.2ºC on Jan. 29 and -38.5ºC on Jan. 30.

The warmest it's ever been recorded on a Dec. 23 was in 1963, when it was 3.3ºC. We're not going to see that anytime soon, but Environment Canada says that the weather will warm up a bit for Christmas.

Today, however, will stay cold.

The high is expected to be 22ºC, despite clear and suny skies. Increasing cloudiness is expected tonight, with up to 2 cm of snow falling after midnight. It'll blow around lots, too, with 30 km.h winds gusting to 50 km/h expected through the night.

The low should be -25ºC, with those southerly winds bringing warmer air in overnight. That will help the temperature rise before morning to -16ºC.

Tomorrow, Christmas Eve, should see some light snow ending in the morning, but the clouds will linger through the day. With westerly winds at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, local blowing snow is to be expected. 

The high tomorrow will be -7ºC, but the wind chill could hit -27.

Christmas Day will be sunny, with a high of -11ºC.

There's a chance of flurries for Boxing Day, on Thursday, which will see cloudy skies along with continuing mild weather, and a high of -6ºC.

Clouds and a chance of flurries are expected for Friday and Saturday, with highs each day or around -8ºC.

Cooler air returns Sunday, which will see sunny skies temperatures around -22ºC.

The normal high for this time of year is -11ºC. The normal low is -21ºC.


-46.7ºC on Feb. 1, 1897.

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