April forecast for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Issued: 12:19PM MDT Tuesday April 3 2012
A look Back:
March was warmer than normal to record warm over most areas, it was dry in all most areas as well.
Alberta squeezed by only 2C above normal, but the other two provinces were up to 12C warmer than normal and set records day after day.
Precipitation was below normal everywhere, closer to normal in parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan. It fell mainly as rain and thunderstorms in Manitoba and rain/snow in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Thunderstorms were reported in all areas except for northern Alberta and along the QE2 corridor.
Overall April will be colder to much colder than normal and quite wet. Several arctic outbreaks through the month will hinder what was an early spring. Many areas to the west will fail to see anything above 20C for the month.
April 1-10: Cold and somewhat wet, Showers and thunderstorms on the warmest days. Significant snowfall through Alberta from multiple events.
April 10-20: Cold and snow continues in the west, some warmth makes a brief appearance in extreme southern Sask and Manitoba, otherwise chilly.
April 20-30: Some marginal warming in the west, Possible minor Heatwave in the eastern portion, Some thunderstorms here and there.
Updated: 6:21 PM GMT on April 03, 2012
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