Canadian Prairies Shivers Coldest Start To April In Over 20 Years

It’s been a brutally cold, mid-winter-like open to April for south-central Canada. Daily and even monthly all-time record cold highs and lows have been set.

Credit: Mike Ventrice

Credit: Karen Braun

Winnipeg’s -20.5C recorded back on Wednesday was the city’s coldest April temperature since 1997. However Winnipeg’s April record low is a brutal -27.8C set back in 1932.

Excerpt from the Global News

Easter Monday brought record cold temperatures to much of northern Manitoba.

Berens River, Gillam, Island Lake, Norway House, The Pas, and Thompson all set record lows for April 2 with temperatures between -29° Celsius and -34.0° C.
Berens River: -32.0° (old record -29.9° in 1996)
Gillam: -30.0° (old record 29.9° in 1977)
Island Lake: -29.0° (old record -28.1° in 2003)
Norway House: -33.0° (old record -30.9° in 1996)
The Pas: -30.0° (old record -29.4° in 1967)
Thompson: -34.0° (old record -29.9° in 2003)
Island Lake also set a record on April 1 as well reaching -26.0° C.

It’s by no means just the southern Prairies shivering, all coast to coast.


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