Spring Outlook 2015: Long-range weather forecast for Atlantic Canada
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 2:51 PM - As anticipated with our Winter Outlook, a very active storm track took over for Canada’s Atlantic provinces. The stormy pattern across Atlantic Canada this winter will likely continue into April with the potential for late-season winter-like storms, according to The Weather Network’s 2015 Spring Outlook for March, April and May.
“March is going to be a pretty nasty month across Atlantic Canada,” chief meteorologist Chris Scott said.
"A stronger and more persistent upper level ridge off the East Coast of the U.S. will turn storms north toward Atlantic Canada," Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham said.
Flooding may be a concern for residents given the snowpack, but the below normal temperatures predicted could allow time for the ground to thaw and may result in a slower melt, potentially reducing the chances of major flooding. It's something to monitor.
See these regional outlooks: National | British Columbia | Prairies | Ontario | Quebec | Atlantic Region
This is the temperature outlook for March.
For April and May, “we’re still going to be more on the cooler side of things," Scott said. "And again, with that above normal storm track, above normal precipitation is anticipated this spring.”
This is the temperature outlook for March, April and May combined.
This is the precipitation outlook for March, April and May combined.
This is the outlook for Atlantic Canada.
CORRECTION: The label on an earlier version of the March map said "precipitation," although the map indicated temperature. It has been corrected.