WINNIPEG - Today is the official beginning of fall. The autumnal equinox is the time when the day-to-night line (also called the terminator) is vertical from north pole to south pole and the sun is directly over the equator. This means the amount of daylight is essentially the same everywhere on the planet. At the north pole, there was never ending daylight this summer, and at the south pole, there was never ending darkness. Today, both places will have approximately the same amount of daylight, as will the rest of us.
As fall progresses, we get ready for another Manitoba winter. When we have a La Nina, like this year, we expect a colder than average winter with a good number of Alberta clippers. At this point, it is hard to say whether snowfall will be above average, as that is dependent upon just how strong the La Nina will be. Still, don’t expect a mild winter with very little snow.