Spring 2015 Forecast for the Canadian Prairies

By: Mikeman444, 6:32 AM GMT on March 25, 2015

Spring is upon us and the days get longer. The temperature has warmed up, save for a snowstorm or two. Lets look at the the winter and how it might have an influence on spring.

While it was the same as last year in eastern Canada it was quite different this time around for the prairies.
Winter overall was near to much warmer and drier than normal. Temperatures in parts in Alberta even reached a summer like 20C(68F) in the middle of January.

March 2015 Forecast: a little colder than expected with bits of summer.

By: Mikeman444, 9:58 AM GMT on March 02, 2015

While we did see more near summer like temperatures in some areas the month of February ended up near to below average over the bulk of the prairie provinces and precipitation was above normal. Rainfall was between 5 and 10 times greater than the average in a few areas.

March 2015 Forecast for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Issued: 2:45am Mar 2 2015

Overall March will finish off warmer and wetter than average in southern Alberta, co...

February 2014 Forecast: Almost thought it was summer!

By: Mikeman444, 8:20 AM GMT on January 31, 2015

After a January that felt at time like summer what wacky and weird weather could February have in store. First lets look back at this "summer in January' stuff. Normally I don't delve so deep into the past month. While I did a forecast for Jan I forgot to press "post". I prediction a warm mid-month and cold by the 20th, the heat lasted longer and was more intense than predicted.

While January got off to a frigid start it turned very warm, dozens of record...

Updated: 8:22 AM GMT on January 31, 2015

Winter 2014/15 forecast: "Another cold one please"

By: Mikeman444, 7:17 PM GMT on December 28, 2014

(I know my forecast is late, "Holidays")
Another warm Fall followed by yet another cold winter. Seems the weather is stuck!
For the 5th year in a row it dipped below -25C in November. This years November deep freeze went as low as -33C.
On the hot side it reached or exceeded 30C in Late September for the 4th year in a row.
Early September saw an unusual cold snap that triggered a snowstorm that caused significant damage, braking trees and power ...

December 2014 Forecast: A little better

By: Mikeman444, 3:37 AM GMT on December 02, 2014

Winter actually arrived around the time mentioned in my "fall 2014 forecast" making my forecasts better in the long term and short. My monthly November forecast turned into a complete flop, instead of being warmer than normal a persistent blast of frigid air resulted in the month being closer to 3C degrees below normal, with snowfall higher than the norm. around 40cm total.
With temperatures dipping below -33C during the month marking Nov 2014 the 4th frigid No...

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