Quick Saturday update....
The storm that pushed across the northern U.S. Plains and is now over Minnesota has taken a more northerly track than what was anticipated from yesterday. This will have major implications farther east from Sault Ste. Marie to North Bay.
Here is the updated map....
It looks like there will be an initial period of snow later today and this evening for Sudbury and North Bay, but with the more northern track, enough warmer air will move in to change it to a mix and then rain, resulting in lower snowfall than what was projected yesterday.
Most likely looking at a general 2-5 cm in those areas before the changeover.
All rain for Ottawa and Montreal, while there will be a small accumulation of snow for Quebec City before it mixes over on Sunday.
Obviously, the building ridge of high pressure to the southeast is a little stronger than projected and we will have to keep this in mind for the next couple of storm systems.
Warmth in the West next week while cool hangs out in the East, but it won't last.
Latest clues to the long range through May.
Pattern looking rather chilly next week in the East while the eastern Prairies struggle for precipitation.
A look back at the 2015-16 seasonal snowfall forecast and the actual verifications across selected sites in Canada.
The super El Nino is steadily collapsing. Is a La Nina possible later in the year?
Winterlike cold will gradually lose its grip on the east later next week as the pattern slowly transitions to one that is more typical of April.