The updated ECMWF model seasonal forecast was released last night. This model forecasts temperature and precipitation anomalies by the month. I will interpret what it shows for the months of October through February.
Keep in mind, this is not the AccuWeather.com forecast. We will be releasing our own winter outlooks in October.
Based on the projected upper-level jet stream patterns forecasted by the ECMWF I believe the model is too warm with its temperature forecast for central Canada during some of the winter months. This includes the southern Prairies and into northwestern Ontario.
Also, the ECMWF has trended a little more in the direction of a weak El Nino possibly forming by the second half of winter and its precipitation/temperature forecast seems to reflect that in some ways.
Damaging thunderstorms and possible tornadoes for the western Prairie region Thursday.
The western heat wave finally winding down, but some hot weather headed toward the eastern Prairies and northwestern Ontario by early next week.
Widespread record heat for BC
Pattern of extremes into next week and a look at August.
One of the worst wildfire seasons in recent time across the Northwest Territories is causing a massive plume of smoke....
Pattern does not favor any sustained heat waves the rest of this month from the eastern Prairies to Quebec.