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Winnipeg will be frosty for the holidays

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It’s going to be tough sledding for Santa tonight as he flies to Manitoba homes in weather outside that is frightful.

The reindeer will face strong gusts of wind, snow flurries and frigid temperatures as they pull the airborne sleigh from rooftop to rooftop.

Today, wind will be coming from the south at 40 km/h, gusting to 60, with a wind chill that makes it feel like -35. Tonight will be cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of flurries, with wind from the northwest at 20 km/h and a low of -19 C.

The Environment Canada forecast for Wednesday, Christmas Day, calls for a mix of sun and cloud, with a a 30 per cent chance of flurries in the morning. Winds from the northwest at 20 km/h will make a high of -16 feel like -32.

For Boxing Day shoppers, Thursday will be sunny with temperatures that range from a low of -24 to a high of -11.

 

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Updated on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 10:10 AM CST: adds photo

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