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Well, since ur a weather people person...in Manitoba it's weird; we flood all the time and some days it gets really hot out then the next day its snowing well I don't know whats going on but there is really something going on, well mostly in Norway House.
You should check it out.
Barry's Response - Yes, it's been a rather meridional year so far. Meaning: the flow of air has been as much up-and-down as it has been across the map, and then some. Meteorologists describe this as having large ridges and troughs. That is what leads to such major weather changes from day-to day. It has also been a La Niña spring, and there might be a connection between these two phenomena.
So what is La Niña, you might ask. Cooler than normal water bubbles up to the surface in the eastern Pacific ocean, including the BC Coastal area. BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario all see colder temperatures if this happens during the winter. Plus we get more snow than usual.
El Niño, the opposite of La Niña, often leads to warmer winters in Manitoba and the rest of the prairies. Most of the west experiences drier weather during this period.
Norway House, way up at the north end of Lake Winnipeg, has a population of over 5000 and a cold climate. The summers experience temperatures of 28 Celsius or better a few times in an average year, while the record is about 36. Watch out for those winters. Temperatures of -35 happen quite regularly and they've been as low as -47.
May is the windiest month overall and frosts are frequent enough that the growing season does not really start until early June until mid-September. A little short.
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