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Issued: Monday, April 12, 2010 Covering: April 14 –April 21

Our windy start to April looks like it will continue, at least to start this forecast period. It also looks like we will continue to dodge the big storm systems, as the big storm which was forecast for the start of this week once, and was supposed to give us a direct hit, once again missed our region – at least for the most part. This time, instead of staying to our south, the storm moved due north through Saskatchewan, bringing plenty of wet weather to that region.

Once this storm system finally moves out of our region by late Thursday, we should see high pressure build in, bringing plenty of sunshine along with mild temperatures. Friday looks to be the coolest day as cool air moves in behind the departing storm system. Temperatures should then warm up by a degree or two each day after that, as the strong spring sunshine modifies the air.

High pressure looks like it will dominate much of next week, as a split flow develops over Canada and the U. S. This will keep any storm system either well to our south or north. This should mean more sun than clouds for us, along with temperatures in the mid-teens for highs and overnight lows around the freezing mark. If we look further ahead, the models point to a continuation of this pattern right through to the end of the month. So it looks like our nice spring weather will continue!

Usual temperature range for this period: Highs: 5 C to 18 C. Lows: -4 C to 5 C.

Probability of precipitation falling as snow: 35 per cent.

About the author

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Daniel Bezte

Daniel Bezte is a teacher by profession with a BA (Hon.) in geography, specializing in climatology, from the U of W. He operates a computerized weather station near Birds Hill Park.



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