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By: Mikeman444 , 6:02 AM GMT on September 03, 2012
What was a nearly perfect summer will soon come to an end. The summer is so far hot and traditional with he hottest day being recorded in July for the first time in half a decade. I don't see the 31-33C temps back in July being exceeded this month.
August overall was 3C warmer than normal with around the normal amount of rainfall. Such conditions have created a perfect crop on the prairies, farms, insects, birds, all enjoyed the summer of 2012. And this while the rest of North America is being devastated by severe drought.
September 2012 forecast
Issued 11:51pm Sept 2 2012
Overall September will have from near normal rainfall in the east to above normal for the west. Temperatures will be near normal for Alberta, warmer than normal for the rest
The wet weather could slow the harvest of N.As only crop of 2012. More east frost could pose a problem for southern Sask and Manitoba by the 2nd week.
Alberta should expect large scale systems bringing heavy rain and even some mountain snow. Though I don't think the "wet September will cause too many problems for farmers.
Sept 1-10: Cooler and wetter than normal for Alberta, Near normal for Manitoba and Sask.
Sept 10-20: Warmer and drier in Alberta, Cool with some frosts in Sask and Manitoba.
Sept 20-30: Becoming wet, Snow in mountain areas of Alberta, possibly Calgary as well. Temps below normal in Alberta, near normal temps for Sask and Manitoba
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