Thursday, 15 July 2010

Weather forecast

Skies clear and temperatures on rise in southern Manitoba

WINNIPEG -- As the late, great Mr. Rogers might have said, it’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood!

Get ready to be very excited today, Winnipeg, because, like a teenager’s skin, it’s starting to clear up out there.

As we drove ourselves to work this morning, the sky, pock-marked by greasy, unsightly clouds in recent days, was stunningly blemish-free, if you follow our rather disgusting metaphor.

We would liked to have taken the time to enjoy the serenity of the moment, but unfortunately we are on the early-morning shift and had a medical need for coffee and the lineup at Tim Hortons was longer than the Great Wall of China and moving at the speed of airport luggage.

But don’t cry for us, southern Manitoba, because the point is it’s shaping up to be a very nice day, with Environment Canada predicting sunny skies, a few afternoon clouds and a daytime high of a mellow 24 C lightly under the normal high of 26 C at this time of the year.

And guess what, kids? Friday isn’t looking too shabby, either. The weather office says it will be sunny with a high of 26 C, which means we will be normal. You like being normal, right? Of course you do.

Sure, there’s a few clouds and a 60 per cent chance of showers in the outlook for Saturday, but, hey, we don’t need to talk about Saturday, do we? Not when we have today!

No, the important thing is you need to immediately drop whatever you are holding — unless it happens to be a baby or, possibly, our newspaper — head outside and, like a blemish-free teenager getting ready to pick up his prom date, celebrate the beauty and majesty of a cloud-free Manitoba morning.

Because, as any teenager knows, you can never tell when we’ll get another break out.

— Doug Speirs, Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Enjoy your nice weather! Seize the day and make the most of it!

  2. Could you bottle it and send some in this direction? :¬)


  3. I'm with Map. Bung some our way.

  4. Eros: When it's nice out, I am too! :-)

    Map and Madame: I'll wait until tomorrow to bottle some up and UPS it across the pond... we are in the midst of a fierce thunderstorm with lots of rumblings and lightning and downpours. Supposed to be clear and sunny tomorrow, though!


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