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Although snowfall amounts varied across the city, the storm dumped about 14 cm over Winnipeg, Scott Kehler with Weatherlogics told Global News. “If you go farther south from the city to places like southeastern Manitoba, the amounts were as high as 25 cm in some areas, but if you went north of the city (in) a place like Gimli, got almost nothing,” Kehler, the company’s president and chief scientist, said.

Although amounts varied across the city, Scott Kehler with Weatherlogics told Global News the storm dumped about 14 cm of snow over Winnipeg. The city said crews will be plowing all streets, sidewalks, active transportation pathways and back lanes, but as always, it’s based on the city’s priority system, which means they’re starting with Priority 1 roads, major routes and their adjacent sidewalks and active transportation paths.

Although the official calendar start to winter isn’t until Dec. 21, conditions on the Canadian Prairies are now winter-like, according to Weatherlogics chief scientist Scott Kehler. “For the month of November, it looks like we’re off to a cold start for most of the Prairies. The western Prairies… had quite a significant winter storm,” Kehler said, noting another snowstorm already brewing for that part of the region.

Winnipeg has already surpassed its wettest year on record. Kehler says their previous record was 723 millimetres of precipitation set back in 1962 and as of October 24th, they have received 740 millimetres.  “In Steinbach, the bar for wettest year on record is quite a bit higher than Winnipeg. Winnipeg's was 723 millimetres but Steinbach's is 844 and that record of 844 was set in the year 2000 so actually not that long ago." 

“Winnipeg has set its wettest year on record as of the morning of Oct. 24,” said Scott Kehler, the chief scientist at Weatherlogics. “The city has received 740 millimetres, already well past the previous record of 723 millimetres set back in 1962.”
Winnipeg’s second snowiest winter ever affected these numbers, as snow, hail and rain all contributed to precipitation totals.

Trucking companies using technology that predicts adverse weather and road conditions saw a 20% decrease in weather-related accidents, saving approximately $100,000 a year for an average fleet of 300 trucks. Artificial intelligence (AI) helped produce the road conditions forecast, said Scott Kehler, president and chief scientist of Weatherlogics, a Winnipeg, Man.-based forecasting company that conducted a six-month pilot project on the technology.

Winnipeggers should brace for a snowy winter – but not as bad as last year. That’s according to Weatherlogics chief scientist Scott Kehler, who says this year’s winter will not be as snowy as the last one. But it could be colder. Kehler says a rare “triple-dip” La Nina could be on the way.

WINNIPEG--While there isn't one specific cause of the hot September the Canadian Prairies has generally been having so far, Chief Scientist Scott Kehler of Weatherlogics noted one particular shorter-term factor. "There is a fairly strong upper-level ridge of high pressure across the Prairies right now," he said, noting it should dissipate by mid-month.

Meteorologist Scott Kehler of Weatherlogics told 680 CJOB that we’re currently on pace for Winnipeg’s wettest year ever — even if the rest of 2022 sees an average level of precipitation. “At the Winnipeg airport, there’s been 600 millimetres so far this year,” Kehler said.

Dew or dew not, there is no dry. Winnipeg matched a more-than-half-century old humidity record on July 17. That afternoon, the dew point reached 26.1 C — a record set in July 1966, Scott Kehler, president and chief scientist at Weatherlogics, announced on Twitter.

Winnipeg has also reached record-breaking levels of rain, said Scott Kehler, president and chief scientist at Weatherlogics. “So far this year, Winnipeg is at 528 millimetres of precipitation, which is actually more than we would normally get in an entire year,” Kehler said. “Up to (Tuesday), this is the most precipitation we’ve ever experienced.”

Five and a half months into 2022 and we have already received more precipitation than we did in the entirety of 2021. Scott Kehler, President, and Chief Scientist at Weatherlogics says the Kleefeld Weather Station, which is used for Steinbach, recorded a total of 361 millimeters of precipitation in 2021.

Ready for things to dry up in southern Manitoba as we move into summer? Not so fast, say meteorologists, as the region has plenty of heavy rainfall expected for the near future.

Manitoba continues to reckon with spring flooding, as communities across the province battle the high waters of the Red River and its tributaries. Scott Kehler, chief scientist at Weatherlogics, told 680 CJOB’s The Start now that the Red River has spread out across a much larger surface area, it’s behaving more like a lake.

According to Kehler, if we do get another low, the precipitation will likely fall as rain in the southeast, with the possibility of snow in Westman areas. He adds rainfall amounts will likely be similar to this last weekend. However, he cautions that as you get deeper into spring, there is more humid air that comes up from the United States, which can drive thunderstorms, producing higher rainfall amounts.

Several Manitoba municipalities remain under local states of emergency due to flooding, but so far, Winnipeg’s flood mitigation systems seem to be working. Alex Karpa reports.

Speaking of weather, we have another great show for you today. First up, we are going to be taking a look at the spring forecast for the prairies in Western Canada with Scott Kehler from Weatherlogics.

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“The good news is, it looks to be less severe than the last two (storms),” Weatherlogics President and Chief Scientist, Scott Kehler, told 680 CJOB. “While any more rain isn’t good news, we shouldn’t see quite as much as we did last weekend.”

As of Monday, Manitoba is sitting in the top 10 snowiest winters on record. "It would only take an additional five centimetres of snow for this winter to rank as the second snowiest ever," says Kehler.

Kehler says this one appears to be different from last week's blizzard, as the system coming this weekend has the potential for warmer air. That means, precipitation could be in the form of rain mixed with snow. He says right now it appears southeastern Manitoba could see between 25 and 50 millimetres of mixed precipitation.

Weather experts who were tracking the massive Colorado Low that rolled through Southern Manitoba say a few key factors helped save Winnipeg from the worst parts of the recent spring storm. Morgan Modjeski reports.

Kehler says if not for a “dry slot” in the system that parked over Winnipeg, the city could have seen similar totals. “The area just to the north of the city, as close as Selkirk, was at 45 cm by Thursday afternoon. It really was a fine line between the ‘best-case scenario’ at 30 cm, and what could have been a lot worse.”

"The experience in the west was far more severe," said Kehler. "Had that break in the snow, which we call a dry slot, not moved in, we probably would have ended up near 50 cm in Winnipeg." Even if it wasn’t the worst blizzard in a long time, said Kehler, the warning encouraged people to plan for the worst and stay safe.

Scott Kehler of meteorological firm Weatherlogics told 680 CJOB’s The Start that while the snow arrived in the province a little bit later than expected, the system had not slowed down. “We had those strong northeasterly winds and those winds were fairly dry, so they were eating away a bit at the edge of the snow moving up from the south,” Kehler said. “Finally, the snow overcame the dry air, and now we’re beginning to see those heavier bands set up, so the day will progressively get worse from here on out. “We’ll continue to see these very heavy bands of snow pass through.”

april 13 2022 snowfall totals map

The snow has started in our province after dumping well over a foot of snow in North Dakota on Tuesday. Weatherlogics in Winnipeg has produced this map forecasting the amounts of snow anticipated during the length of the two-day blizzard.

According to weather experts, southern Manitoba may experience the biggest snowfall of the year starting next Wednesday. Scott Kehler, President, and Chief Scientist at Weatherlogics in Winnipeg said that a low-pressure system will be making its way across southern Manitoba starting sometime late Wednesday to Friday.

Winnipeg's Weatherlogics launches a new road safety pilot project, specifically aimed at truck travel. Brianne Foley explains.

If a company operates 100 trucks, it has scores of drivers travelling down the road checking the weather forecast – at their start point, along the route, and destination. Conditions can change quickly, and danger lurks around the next bend.

According to Kehler, the storm system has tracked as expected. Here in the southeast, it started mid-morning on Wednesday in the form of rain mixed with snow. Kehler says the southeast can expect anywhere from five to 10 millimetres of rain today before the precipitation changes to snow.

Meanwhile, Weatherlogics said at least 10 Saskatchewan communities had a July that was among their top five driest on record — including Prince Albert, Melfort and Nipawin, which had their driest July ever.

Une situation mise en évidence par le travail de la firme Weatherlogics qui utilise les données des stations météorologiques gouvernementales afin de les compiler et les analyser.

Scott Kehler, president and chief scientist at Weatherlogics, said Hudson Bay, Last Mountain and Wynyard had the hottest July on record for those communities, and it's causing trouble for crops.

Local Meteorologist Scott Kehler is the Chief Scientist at Weatherlogics. He says the previous record high temperature in Canada was set back in 1937.

Co-op Hail Insurance and Weatherlogics have partnered in a hailstorm data-sharing project that will bring improved awareness, reporting, and damage assessment for hailstorm events that affect crops.

Honey bees in Manitoba are struggling with the drought and wildfire smoke that has gripped the province. As Mike Albanese reports, not only is honey production lessened, but colonies health are at risk too.

Summer hailstorms can be damaging to crops and properties on the Prairies. CBC's Marjorie Dowhos spoke with Scott Kehler, chief scientist at Weatherlogics. His company is teaming up with an insurance company for the Prairie Hailstorm Project.

Regina-based Co-op Hail has partnered with Winnipeg-based Weatherlogics for hailstorm data sharing in 2021.

Co-op Hail Insurance and Weatherlogics have partnered in a hailstorm data sharing project for 2021.

Although a forecasted snowstorm, set to hit Manitoba Monday, might not be encouraging news for some, but farmers are welcoming the precipitation with open arms. Alex Karpa reports.

According to local meteorologist Scott Kehler, nine of the past ten growing seasons have been dryer than usual and this year looks like more of the same.

It has been one of the driest years on record in Manitoba. Scott Kehler, Chief Scientist at Weatherlogics says – it may not get much better. Alex Karpa has more on this story.

While there may not be flood concerns in 2021, the spectre of drought hovers over much of the Prairies. A very dry 2020, backed up by similar conditions this winter, compounding a years-long trend leading to “moisture deficit” that could seriously impact the growing season.

Temperatures in Winnipeg and across the province are dipping below -30 degrees Celsius. Scott Kehler, Chief Scientist at Weatherlogics says the frigid weather could be around for a while. Alex Karpa has more.

Scott Kehler, Chief Scientist of Weatherlogics explains there is a trough in the jet stream over western Canada. And that big dip is carrying weather systems out of the northern United States.

After last year’s sudden switch to wet weather, forecasting into 2020 is proving challenging says Scott Kehler, chief scientist for Weatherlogics Inc.

Speaking at the CropConnect 2020 conference in Winnipeg, Feb. 13, Kehler said “there’s not really a strong pattern one way or the other,” when it comes to the temperature outlook.

To say it was a wet weekend in the city would be a huge understatement. Brandon was one of the hardest hit areas in the Province after heavy rainstorms pounded the city on Friday and Saturday.

A severe thunderstorm rolled through Manitoba Friday morning, producing high winds, hail, and trapping people in cars as Winnipeg’s streets flooded.

After a record dry spell, rain is a welcome relief to local farmers, said Scott Kehler, chief scientist at Weatherlogics in Winnipeg. "The past two years have been quite dry," said Kehler.

Winnipeg hasn’t been this lacking in precipitation through the first half of a year… since the stats began to be tracked in 1873. Mike Albanese has more.

In the first six months of 2019, the city had received only 91 millimetres of precipitation, according to data from meteorology firm Weatherlogics.

Over the past 45 years, those nights have become rarities. According to meteorologist Scott Kehler, the temperature has only dropped below –40 C in Winnipeg six times since 1974.

Ask Scott Kehler and he’ll tell you it’s all a matter of science, but it’s got to be good science. Kehler is the chief researcher and co-founder of Weatherlogics...

Weatherlogics posted a full list of the largest daily totals in Calgary - this one is the earliest on that list by more than a month..