The city of Winnipeg is located in north-central North America. It is so far away from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans that the city never receives moderating weather influences from those bodies of water during the winter months. The only big body of water close to Winnipeg is Hudson Bay, located straight north on the edges of the Arctic circle. The Bay turns into a huge iceberg during winter which leads to a bone chilling event called a “Hudson Bay Polar Vortex”. This is a very bone chilling weather front that descends down onto Winnipeg. When the HBPV hits the city the steam really starts rising.
Winnipeg is by far the coldest big city in Canada. It is ranked fourth in the world behind three Siberian cities. No moderating influences from the oceans.
Super-tough Winnipeg construction workers doing it in this crazy weather.
Between 18 and 33 centimeters of snow fell in Winnipeg as part of a winter storm that began on Sunday and continued into Monday morning. A number of provincial highways have been closed due to unsafe conditions including poor visibility. It was bad, but not the super-blizzard some were predicting. Highways outside the city are closed and Winnipeg streets are clogged and covered in icy snow. Be careful out there.
Images from very early this morning.
It was starting to look like Winnipeg and the rest of Manitoba was going to be snowless this Xmas. Above average temperatures were causing sleet and drizzle, instead of the glorious intricate snowflakes to fall from the sky. However, Mother Nature came through with a medium blizzard that blanketed the province today. Now we can chill out and enjoy a white and proper Christmas season.
Photo of Portage and Main from early this morning.
Manitoba has been experiencing excellent weather in November and this early part of December. But the luck has worn out. A semi-severe winter storm is on the way and it’s time for the snow boots and parkas. On the upside we had great weather for longer than we should have, on the downside the temps are suppose to drop to -35 with windchill by Thursday. Bring it on! If driving, be careful out there.
Manitoba highway 23 from last year:
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is a base of the United States Navy located adjacent to the town of St. Marys in Camden County, Georgia, in southeastern Georgia, and 38 miles (61 km) from Jacksonville, Florida. The Submarine Base is the U.S. Atlantic Fleet’s home port for U.S. Navy Fleet ballistic missile nuclear submarines armed with Trident missile nuclear weapons. This submarine base covers about 16,000 acres (6,400 hectares) of land, of which 4,000 acres (1,600 hectares) are protected wetlands.
Submarine Squadron 16
As of 2009, Submarine Squadron 16 provided administrative support for the East Coast-based Ohio-class SSGN submarines. The squadron coordinates planning and executing all SSGN maintenance with Trident Refit Facility and is responsible for all material readiness and fiscal responsibility. In addition Submarine Squadron 16 will provide support for SSBNs during and after major overhaul periods.