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Canada Prairies: Several reinforcing shots of arctic air, frigid wind chills this week

17:41  28 october  2019
17:41  28 october  2019 Source:   theweathernetwork.com

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Late next week the arctic air will spread into the Great Lakes region, reaching the Maritimes by the weekend. Meanwhile a storm will develop along the boundary. However, several reinforcing shots of arctic air will bring abrupt endings to any periods of milder weather that reach Prairies .

Arctic cold will advance across much of the U.S. next week and will spread snow from the West into Cold air has already moved into the Rockies and Plains and it will be reinforced by another shot of Gusty winds are also possible. Relatively warm air will remain in place ahead of this system, allowing

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After a swath of snow ended the weekend for parts of the Prairies, quickly plunging temperatures are set to make the first half of the new week feel more like November or December. While the extremely cold pattern will somewhat relax at times for some, several reinforcing shots of arctic air will persist well into next week and beyond. More on how cold things will get, plus the timing of a weak clipper that could bring additional snow flurries late week, below.

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Frigid February in store for Canadians as Arctic air returns. "There will be significant snow for the Rockies and Alberta late this week with a couple of messy systems However, several reinforcing shots of arctic air will bring abrupt endings to any periods of milder weather that reach Prairies ."

another round of bone- chilling Arctic air is set to sweep through eastern Canada in the first week of 2018. another - potentially even colder - shot of Arctic air to rush into eastern Canada by the end of the week . (Related: Frigid temperatures coast-to-coast are providing excellent sun dog photo ops).

WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daytime highs below freezing through Tuesday as arctic air floods south
  • Brief burst of snow behind the cold front on Monday with light amounts expected
  • Brief break in the frigid pattern in Alberta mid-week, but with several reinforcing shots of arctic air into next week
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

WATCH BELOW: ARCTIC FRONT PASSES, BURSTS OF SNOW CONTINUE ACROSS THE PRAIRIES

A low pressure system over Hudson Bay and a ridge of high pressure in B.C. will continue to drive arctic air down into the Prairies for at least the first half of this new week.

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An extended period of winter weather ahead for the Prairies with arctic air dominating the remainder of February. Heavy snow over western and southern Alberta on Saturday, but will not spread across the southern Prairies . Frigid conditions kick off next week with widespread dangerous wind chill values

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An arctic front blasted much of the Prairies with frigid wind chills early Monday morning with parts of southern Alberta feeling close to -20 with the wind chill to start out the day.

Wind chills will remain into the minus double digits across Alberta and Saskatchewan on Monday, as widespread periods of snow flurries continue behind the front.

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Generally light snow amounts are forecast for southern Alberta, with enhanced snowfall along southern foothills expected to end later Monday.

While much of Alberta will clear into Tuesday, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will see continue to see snow flurries with isolated pockets of 5-10 cm possible.

"Tuesday will also be another frigid day across the Prairies as wind chills remain in the minus double digits for many," says Weather Network meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg.

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TREACHEROUS TRAVEL IN FAR NORTHERN MANITOBA

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Churchill, Manitoba as the system tracking across Hudson Bay continues to bring strong winds and heavy snow.

"Visibilities will be greatly reduced at times due to heavy snow and blowing snow," EC warns. "Winds may reintensify again overnight night before diminishing again Tuesday afternoon."

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STAYING FRIGID INTO NOVEMBER

The upper level trough will remain in place across the eastern Prairies this week, keeping the region locked into a rather frigid pattern.

"That's as the Pacific ridge nudges just enough into Alberta to bring temperatures back up above the freezing mark on Wednesday," says Sonnenburg.

Later this week however, a weak clipper will track across the northern Prairies bringing some scattered flurries and mixed precipitation through the day on Thursday and into Friday.

"We'll see several reinforcing shots of arctic air this week and next week and likely beyond, but there are no major storms in sight through the weekend, only brief bursts of snow with each passing cold front," adds meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

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Current Wind Chills (North). The coldest air since last January's Then, a third surge of arctic air entered the Northern Plains states and reinforced the frigid feel over While the week ahead will eventually offer some moderating temperatures, we'll have to deal with one more blast of chilly air first.

Arctic intrusions to freeze the Prairies . The Canadian Prairies have already had a taste of winter with both chilly air and accumulating snow, but the worst The start of the season will feature occasional intrusions of chilly air , but the overall pattern will favor windier and milder conditions in cities such as

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