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By: Mikeman444, 9:50 AM GMT on July 02, 2013
Before we turn up the heat WAY up lets talk about how June turned out.
June was surely right on the nail, Lots of gloom and record breaking doom!. Overall unusually warm nights resulted in a June 0.4C warmer than normal. parts of southern Alberta were hit by an incredible flood, a foot of rain pounded down over two days dealing at least $3.5 billion in damage. By the end of the month hot and very humid weather began to set in.
July 2013 forecast for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Issued 3:38AM July 2nd
Overall July is expected to be well above normal form most areas with the exception if the eastern most part of region where near to above normal temperatures can be expected. Rainfall is expected to vary significantly due to the nature of thunderstorms, some areas may be much drier than normal.
July 2013 has a chance of becoming record breaking, as of the time of this forecast it is hot and humid at 3:30 in the morning and is expected to get into the mid 30s by the afternoon with the humidity making it feel like the low to mid 40Cs in Alberta for the 2nd year in a row.
July 1-10: Record breaking heat moves eastward across the region followed by a break in the heat, severe thunderstorms, including a risk of tornadoes.
July 10-20: Heat and humidity once again strikes much of the region. This again triggers severe weather
July 20-31: severe heat and humidity of 35-40C over large areas diminishes and more tolerable weather prevails at the end of the month. Severe weather once again. Humidex of 50 or more may be reported for the first time since 2007
Updated: 9:57 AM GMT on July 02, 2013
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