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Snowy but warmer, cold again tomorrow

Westman will be getting a break from ultra-cold termperatures — a one-day break that will bring a blizzard.

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for Brandon, and they are calling for 10 cm of snow in the city today, with up to 15 cm of heavy snow in some areas north of the city as a low pressure system crosses through.

The heaviest snowfall will be on a line from Russell to Selkirk. Snow is expected all day, ending some time this evening.

The high this afternoon should hit -7ºC, with winds of 20 km/h or so until late this afternoon. After the main snowfall, the low pressure system will move on, and wind will shift to the north late this afternoon, with wind gusts of 60–70 km/h. Blowing snow this afternoon and this evening will reduce visibility to less than a kilometre.

Visibilities should improve and winds diminish throughout the night tonight, as yet another blast of very cold Arctic air is ushered in for the weekend.

Tonight's low in Brandon should be -23ºC, and temperatures will be steady at that, or a little lower, on Saturday, which should see an afternoon temperature of about -24ºC with mixed skies.

Sunday and Monday will be sunny and cold, with afternoon highs of -27ºC on Sunday and a couple of degrees better on Monday.

It'll stay cold through Tuesday, with sunny skies and a high of -24ºC, but some warming is expected by the middle of the week.

Wednesday is predicted to be sunny, with a high of -18ºC; followed by a few clouds on Thursday and a high of -8ºC.

The normal high for this time of year is -12ºC; the normal low is -22ºC.

The coldest it's ever been on this date was in 1968, when it was -36.1ºC. The warmest ever was in 2007, when it was 4.7ºC.


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