Eastern Prairies warm up

Temperatures at the east end of the Prairies warmed Thursday but kept well below those seen further west. Highs hit +15 C around Medicine Hat, +12 C around Assiniboia in southern Saskatchewan, +7 C around Peace River, Lloydminster and Dauphin, +4 C around Brandon, Estevan and Melfort and +1 C up the west side of Lake Winnipeg.

Lows on Thursday dropped to +5 C around Brooks and Medicine Hat, +3 C around Swift Current, 0 C in much of the Peace region and around Weyburn and Melville, Sask., -3 C around Winnipeg and Prince Albert and -8 C around Portage la Prairie and Dauphin.

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To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates the precipitation maps below – or if you’d like to make the maps even better by becoming a CoCoRaHS volunteer – check out the CoCoRaHS website.