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By: Mikeman444 , 3:59 AM GMT on August 02, 2012
August 2012 Forecast for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Looking back at July temperatures were from 2C above avg to as much as 5C above the norm, the warmest and most humid July since 2007. Rainfall was near to above normal in the western part of the region, near normal to drier than normal to the north and east.
Severe weather was staggering, with more tornadoes in Saskatchewan alone that the entire United States. Areas to the north however have not been too exceptional for severe storms only a handful of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms north 53N.
August looks to continue with the heat but things will begin to dry up and tornado touchdowns are likely to slowly diminish, temperatures could soar very high due to less moisture to soak up the heat, arctic outbreaks may push in from time to time bringing relief from the heat.
Aug 1-10: warm, still some humidity left over from July, last real severe outbreak during this time.
Aug 10-20: Becoming hot and very dry. Humidity could dip as low as 10% in places, some thunderstorms likely during the nights when there is some moisture available.
Aug 20-31: Starting off hot and dry, Possible cold snap with temps dipping close to 0C a few nights.
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