The Spring of 2013 so far has been off to a much different start across Canada compared to last year's Spring.
The image below shows the April 2013 temperature departures. Note how cold it was compared to normal across the Prairies.
The image below shows the Spring of 2012 temperature departures.
Growing season precipitation departures across the Prairies for 2013
Spring temperature and precipitation trends for Canada
The average Spring temperature for Canada has warmed 1.8 degrees C. since 1948. The warmest Spring on record was 2010.
On average, Canadian Springs have turned wetter since the 1970s.
Keep in mind, our Summer Outlook for Canada will be officially released sometime on Monday, though I may post it a little earlier for my readers on this blog.
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Significant snow is likely for parts of New Brunswick this weekend.
Cold air expected to spill into eastern North America in about 10 to 14 days.
Arctic air likely to retreat well to the north as we go into early December.
Active weather pattern through next week.
My weekly update on the short- and long-range patterns.