The Weather Network’s Spring Outlook: Meteorologists Share what to Expect this Spring
Despite a warmer than normal winter, near-normal conditions expected
OAKVILLE, ON, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – The Weather Network has just
released its outlook for the months of March, April and May. Following
an exceptionally warm and generally dry winter, Canadians can expect a
normal and gradual warm-up this spring.
The unusually warm winter can be attributed to several factors, one of
which is the jet stream, which stayed further north than usual during
the winter months in Canada, keeping the coldest air bottled up over
the Arctic. The deeper cold and heavier snow normally attributed to a
Canadian winter has instead been felt over parts of Europe and Asia.
“While winter in Canada was relatively dry and warm for most of the
country due to the jet stream pattern, it doesn’t necessarily mean the
same for the spring months,” said Chris Scott, Director of Meteorology
for The Weather Network. “March tends to be a winter month in most of
Canada, and the potential is still there for significant snow. Overall
though, we are expecting a fairly typical warm up through the spring
The Western Canada Spring
While we can expect a near-normal spring in most of the region, cold
temperatures are expected for the northern Prairie Provinces, Yukon and
Northwest Territories, with above normal temperatures for southern
Manitoba. Precipitation is expected to be near-normal for most of
Western Canada, with the exception of Southern Alberta, where
below-normal precipitation is forecast.
The Eastern Canada Spring
From the Ontario/Manitoba border east to Atlantic Canada, near-normal
temperatures and precipitation are expected for most regions.
Above-normal temperatures are expected for Northwestern Ontario, Nova
Scotia and Newfoundland. Central Ontario through to Montreal can expect
above-normal precipitation as the storm track is expected to reside
across the region.
The Weather Network’s Spring Outlook is now available online. To learn even more about the expected conditions this spring, tune
into The Weather Network on March 5.
The Weather Network’s Spring Outlook
_____________________________________________________________________ | Spring 2012 Weather Forecast | |_____________________________________________________________________| |Region |Temperature outlook |Precipitation outlook | |____________________|_______________________|________________________| |British Columbia |Below normal for |Near normal. | | |northern areas of the | | | |province. Near normal | | | |elsewhere. | | |____________________|_______________________|________________________| |Alberta |Below normal for |Drier than normal for | | |northern areas of the |southern areas, | | |province. Near normal |including the city of | | |elsewhere. |Calgary. Near normal | | | |elsewhere. | |____________________|_______________________|________________________| |Saskatchewan |Below normal for |Near normal. | | |northern areas of the | | | |province. Near normal | | | |elsewhere. | | |____________________|_______________________|________________________| |Manitoba |Above normal for |Near normal. | | |southern areas of the | | | |province, including | | | |Winnipeg. Near normal | | | |elsewhere. | | |____________________|_______________________|________________________| |Ontario |Near normal for most of|Wetter than normal | | |the province. Above |conditions for central | | |normal for northwestern|Ontario and southeastern| | |Ontario. |areas of the province. | | | |Near normal conditions | | | |elsewhere. | |____________________|_______________________|________________________| |QuÃ©bec |Near normal for the |Wetter than normal for | | |province. |southwestern areas of | | | |the province, including | | | |Montreal. Near normal | | | |conditions elsewhere. | |____________________|_______________________|________________________| |Atlantic Canada |Near normal for most of|Near normal for the | | |the region, except for |region. | | |Nova Scotia, the Avalon| | | |Peninsula and southern | | | |Newfoundland where | | | |milder than normal | | | |temperatures are | | | |expected. | | |____________________|_______________________|________________________| |Yukon, Northwest |Below normal |Near normal. | |Territories, Nunavut|temperatures for the | | | |Yukon and Northwest | | | |Territories. Near | | | |normal for Nunavut. | | |____________________|_______________________|________________________|
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