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Summer 2013 forecast: A twisted summer of extremes
By: Mikeman444 , 9:17 PM GMT on June 23, 2013
After a cold spring the early start of summer weather slowly went away and the chances are fairly high that May 6th and 12th could end up the hottest days of 2013. The southwestern part of the region has endured a devastating flood, all this water will likely keep the temperatures down for the remainder of the summer.
Other years with major floods have been 2005, 1995, and 1986. ALL three of those years featured cold and wet summers.
There has also been blocking over Alaska contributing to the cold and heavy rains.
If I was planning on camping I'd head as far north as the roads will go.
Forecast for summer 2013
Issued 3:14pm June 23rd 2013
Overall Summer 2013 will be cold and wet in southern Alberta and very hot and dry to the north of the Yellowhead highway and east of Regina
Rest of June: Heating up in most areas, remaining very hot to the north
July 1-15: A few days of Hot and humid weather in Southern Alberta, heat moves east into Manitoba and heavy rain returns to southern Alberta. Still very hot in the North
July 15-31: Extremely hot in the northern most part of the region as well as most of Manitoba up to 39C, Continued flooding outbreaks in Southern Alberta.
Aug 1-15: Blocking shifts or breaks down, Southern Alberta drying up a bit and The 2 month heatwave in the north begins to shift.
Aug 15-31: Hot in Southern Alberta, these last 2 weeks of August can be considered the start of Summer for Calgary. Cooler in the north, but still nowhere near normal, Manitoba hot but with lower humidity
Sept 1-21: Hottest time of 2013 for Southern Alberta, 35C or higher over a large area sometime around the Labour day weekend. A few flurries in Northern Manitoba signal the start of fall.
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