Weather pattern update into April
Astronomical spring takes hold this coming Monday as the direct rays of the sun reach the equator; however, it will not feel like spring from the Prairies into the U.S. Rockies as the jet stream remains well suppressed to the south thanks to high latitude blocking that was likely initiated by that sudden stratospheric warming event that took place back in February.
The storm onslaught that has wiped out the drought across most of California will likely continue into early next week, but there are signs that it may finally begin to break down as we get to the end of the month and into April. Expect ski season in parts of the Sierra Nevada to last well into June and perhaps even July with that tremendous snowpack.
Temperatures will likely be near to below average across a large portion of southern Canada into early April, but they will probably not be too extreme since there will be some Pacific air mixed in with the air coming down from northern Canada.