Aug 18

Snow dump is still 59 feet (18 m) high (Ice Age Now, Aug 12, 2014):

That’s five stories! – Includes video

Wiinnipeg’s Kenaston snow dump is still 18 metres (59 feet) high even though it’s a full week into August.

Jim Berezowsky, Winnipeg’s manager of streets maintenance, says it’s not unusual for snow at the dump sites to survive into August. But this year, he’s seeing more snow than usual. “It is significantly higher than in years past,” Berezowsky told CTV’s Canada AM on Friday. “We didn’t receive the extreme heat that we usually do.” Continue reading »

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Jan 02

Winnipeg deep freeze as cold as uninhabited planet (CBC News, Jan 1, 2014):

Manitoba Museum reports Winnipeg’s temperature as cold as surface of Mars

In terms of astonishing weather facts, it doesn’t get much more impressive than being as cold as a distant planet for a day.

Grounded planes

It’s so cold that one airline has decided not to fly in or out of Winnipeg.

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