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Albertans greeted with plunging temperatures first week of spring.

Below seasonal temperatures linger across Alberta

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 2:53 PM -

Spring has sprung in Alberta, but you would never guess based on the way it feels outside

In Edmonton, people bundled up this week trying to battle the frigid temperatures. "Well I am not super impressed," said one resident. 

"I was kind of hoping that that last warm weather was going to stick around. I don't do well when I'm cold." 

WILL SPRING EVER ARRIVE?: The Weather Network releases Alberta's 2014 Spring Outlook

Edmontonians are certainly not alone -- seasonal conditions have greeted this new season across all areas of the province. Just take a look at the numbers below:

But what can we expect for the rest of the spring season? 

SPRING? WHAT SPRING?: None of these are signs of spring. Zip. Zero.

"Well much like this last winter, temperatures this spring will feature some extended periods of some very cold temperatures, and some very warm spring-like temperatures," says Weather Network Meteorologist Doug Gillham. "But we expect a better balance between the two, so temperatures should be about average for the spring."

Now, when exactly those warmer temperatures push in again, is yet to be known. As for the rest of the week, you may want to keep your coat on stand-by as cold temperatures -- more typical of January than the end of March -- stick around.

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