The missing spring of 2013 will see the arrival of Summer for some areas during the month of May.
April finished with near record cold, on the last day of April there is still a lot of snow still around in many areas. The last week saw a sudden rise into the high teens and low twenties causing overland flooding over much of the region. Parts of Saskatchewan are under a state of emergency as of Apr 30th.
Forecast for May 2013
Issued Apr 30 23:32 UTC
May will be and well above normal in Alberta to near or slightly cooler than normal in Manitoba. Dry in Alberta and Saskatchewan, near normal rainfall in Manitoba.
Models seem to point to strong intermittent ridging over BC and the Rockies indicating high temperatures and dry weather in Alberta, high snowpack will keep May's temps down for Saskatchewan and Manitoba, there may be some snow in Alberta in high elevations on the coldest days
May 1-10: Chilly to start but heating up, possibly to 30C or higher in Alberta, southern Saskatchewan, and possibly southern Manitoba.
May 10-20: Severe thunderstorms in parts of the region as temperatures return to normal, by this time most of Alberta should be in full leaf with buds bursting over the rest of the region excluding northern Manitoba. Heating up once again for the May long weekend
May 20-31: Very hot for the may long weekend in southern Alberta, severe weather possible elsewhere with large hail and maybe the first tornado of the year. Southern Alberta remaining hot into June. Northern Alberta and foothills fire risk will be very high.
Updated: 1:26 AM GMT on May 01, 2013
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