Wind chill values as low as minus 60 C (-76 F). Hard to envision much ice melt at those temperatures.
9 March 2017 – Extreme Cold Warning for huge number of areas (see link):
A period of very cold wind chills continues. The coldest wind chill values will be between minus 40 C and minus 45C (-40 F to -49 F).
– Manitoba freeze damages 50 to 60 percent of canola fields (Ice Age Now, June 3, 2015):
Many area farmers filing insurance claims and reseeding.
Seeding in the southwest region was close to complete Saturday when temperatures across the province dropped below zero in several areas. Brandon recorded a temperature of -4 C, while most of southwest Manitoba experienced temperatures between -1 and -3 C.