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Cold start to the new year

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Winnipegeggers woke up to a bone-chilling -31 C this morning, the second coldest New Year’s Day on record.

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Winnipegeggers woke up to a bone-chilling -31 C this morning, the second coldest New Year’s Day on record. Photo Store

With a slight south wind, the city woke to a bone-chilling -31 C this morning, -41 with the wind chill, making it only 0.7 degrees warmer than Winnipeg’s coldest recorded New Year’s Day in 1974.

The average temperature for the beginning of January is -12.5 C.

Environment Canada’s forecast is calling for a high of -25 C today. The few clouds drifting lazily around the city should be cleared by this afternoon. Tonight will be clear, but cold, at -33 C.

Clear skies are expected tomorrow, along with a slightly lower high of -27 C.

While 15 degrees below the average temperature may not seem like something to celebrate, enjoy the clear skies while you can.

Periods of snow with a high of -26 C are expected on Friday.

Clear skies and a bright sun are expected to return over the weekend and until Tuesday. Starting Sunday, however, the temperature is likely to dip below -30 C and continue into the week.

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