Winnipeg has coldest winter in 64 years

A group of pedestrians brave a cold wind as they cross Portage Avenue last weekend. Winnipeg is...

A group of pedestrians brave a cold wind as they cross Portage Avenue last weekend. Winnipeg is experiencing its coldest winter in 64 years, according to Environment Canada. (Brian Donogh/QMI AGENCY FILES)

Kristin Annable, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:23 PM ET

WINNIPEG ─ Winter isn't over yet, but this one is shaping up as Winnipeg’s coldest in 64 years.

Environment Canada says December's extreme cold temperatures, combined with January's 12 days of below -30 C temperatures, have created an unprecedented low average.

"If we take the two months and combine them, we find it is the coldest December/January since 1949/1950," said Dale Marciski, a meteorologist for Environment Canada.

January was a rollercoaster of a month for temperatures.

Although more days were -30 C or below than in December, a record high was set on Jan. 15, which began at a frigid -27 C, then shot up 30 degrees to a high of 3.3 C.

 


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