Cold enough day for you, Manitoba?
What is technically still considered the “fall” season sure had a frigid winter-like chill on Wednesday morning.
Winnipeggers woke up to temperatures hovering around the -29°C mark at 7 a.m., but factor in the wind chill and you were facing an eyelash-freezing -40°C.
Despite Environment Canada data claiming the city shattered an old “coldest day” record for November 26, the 1996 temperature of -27.9°C was actually beat out by -32.2°C in 1887. But there’s little (warm) comfort in knowing that.
In fact, the only warm in our forecast seems to be on Thursday night when the temperature will rise to -13°C before the mercury increases a little more by the weekend to bring with it fresh snow on Friday and Saturday.
The city will reach a high today of -18°C, but will still feel -25°C. You did put on your long johns, right?
Ever heard of Old Boreas? On this day in 1896, it was the talk of southern #Manitoba. pic.twitter.com/k6VZPTDTJz
— ChrisD.ca (@ChrisDca) November 26, 2014