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Any Signs of Spring?

March 22, 2013; 9:07 AM ET

Before I get to the long-range forecast update, eastern Nova Scotia was hit hard with blizzard conditions last night and into this morning as a sub 962 mb storm passed just east of Cape Breton Island. The storm will be impacting Newfoundland today, but strong winds will continue to cause blowing and drifting across eastern Nova Scotia and PEI through the day.

If I get some totals, I will post them here.


Here is my latest interpretation of the ECMWF weekly long-range update that goes through the third week of April.

The projected pattern keeps the threat for more snow into the Midwest/eastern U.S. and possibly southern Ontario into the first week of April. Yea, I know, I am getting tired of this stuff, too.

The model does break down the northeast Canadian block the second week of April, but now has a large eastern trough and a west coast ridge for the second week, which keeps colder-than-normal air flowing into the central and east. Milder weather seems to break through the following week as a more Pacific flow takes hold.

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