2013 Fall Outlook
Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 8:52 AM -
The Weather Network's meteorologists release the Fall Outlook for 2013. Find out what's in store in your area.
"It's a fairly typical looking fall overall," says Weather Network chief meteorologist Chris Scott. "We'll see mostly near normal temperatures across the country with pockets of above normal in some places." Scott adds that fall is considered a transition season, so temperatures can go up and down depending on what week you're in. "Most of Canada should enjoy warm, dry stretches in September, but on cue the weather will start to change quickly as we go into October and November."
"Precipitation will also be mainly near normal with patches of above," says Scott, adding that in some places, November brings some of the biggest snowstorms. "We've also got to watch that Atlantic hurricane season as it will be heating up," Scott warns.
This outlook covers the period from September 2013 through November 2013.
|Region||Temperature Outlook||Precipitation Outlook|
|British Columbia||Slightly above normal from the tip of Haida Gwaii down the Central and South Coasts and Vancouver Island; near normal elsewhere.||Above normal from near Chetwynd south and east through the Rockies and Columbia mountains. Near normal elsewhere.|
|Alberta||Near normal.||Above normal in the central and southern Rockies and adjacent foothills; and across the extreme south into the Cypress Hills. Near normal elsewhere.|
|Saskatchewan||Near normal.||Above normal in the Cypress Hills region. Near normal elsewhere.|
|Manitoba||Near normal.||Near normal.|
|Ontario||Near normal though coastal areas near Winisk may average a little above normal.||Near normal.|
|Quebec||Above normal in eastern Quebec, including the Gaspésie and the Lower St. Lawrence valley, as well as remote areas east of Hudson Bay. Near normal elsewhere.||Above normal to the east of much of Hudson Bay and Ungava Bay. Near normal elsewhere.|
|The Maritimes and Newfoundland||Generally above normal. Near normal temperatures in southern and western parts of Nova Scotia; and central and northern Labrador.||Generally near normal but a tropical system or two could give some swaths of slightly above average rainfall.|
|Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut||Above normal for much of northern Nunavut. Slightly below normal in a large area centered on Baker Lake / Qamani'tuaq. Near normal elsewhere.||Near normal in most areas but above normal across most of northern Nunavut.|
A regional breakdown of the fall forecast for select locations has been provided below.
|City||Temperature Forecast||Precipitation Forecast||Average temperatures||Average Precipitation|
|Vancouver||Above normal||Near normal||High 13.9
|Victoria||Above normal||Near normal||High 14.5
|Calgary||Near normal||Above normal||High 11.0
|Edmonton||Near normal||Near normal||High 9.2
|Regina||Near normal||Near normal||High 10.1
|Saskatoon||Near normal||Near normal||High 9.1
|Winnipeg||Near normal||Near normal||High 9.7
|Thunder Bay||Near normal||Near normal||High 9.7
|Sudbury||Near normal||Near normal||High 10.3
|Ottawa||Near normal||Near normal||High 12.8
|Toronto||Near normal||Near normal||High 14.5
|Windsor||Near normal||Near normal||High 15.8
|Montreal||Near normal||Near normal||High 13.2
|Fredericton||Above normal||Near normal||High 13.1
|Moncton||Above normal||Near normal||High 13.2
|Charlottetown||Above normal||Near normal||High 12.4
|Halifax||Near normal||Near normal||High 13.3
|St. John's||Above normal||Near normal||High 11.2
|Iqaluit||Near normal||Near normal||High -1.4
|Yellowknife||Near normal||Near normal||High -0.5
|Whitehorse||Near normal||Near normal||High 3.5