The winter that won't leave is still expected to stay around at least until mid-March.
Natalie Hasell - Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with Environment Canada said that in the immediate, March does not look very different from the stuff we've seen in February up to now.
Based on the North American Ensemble Forecast System's values (NAEFS), Hasell said, "Looking at the values for the sixth of March to the 13th of March most models are pointing to below normal temperatures continuing at least in southern Manitoba. That doesn't mean extreme cold necessarily but it does mean below normal."
Hasell said after this week and the weekend of cold temperatures, we'll see a very slow, gradual increase in temperatures. "We probably won't be in extreme cold conditions for too long starting next week but we're not going to be near normal anytime soon, It looks like a good chunk of March is going to remain in the below normal trend."
Hasell said that if we're willing to wait long enough, after the second week of March some of Environment Canada's models are suggesting that the Polar Vortex that has been affecting us will shift over and dissipate some and then we should see a very different wind regime and that will lead to very different temperatures.
"But you're going to have to wait for that to happen," Hasell said.