Despite increased wetness, the risk for widespread river flooding across southern Manitoba is about average for this time of year, according to a long-range forecast released yesterday by AccuWeather.com.
The outlook says that this spring will be a bit like last spring — but not as warm. Last year’s was the ninth-warmest spring on record for Canada.
Although conditions will vary across the country, western Manitoba is expected to be hit with above-normal precipitation and near-normal or below-normal temperatures.
A more active storm track is also predicted for the eastern Prairies and into northern Ontario, which could bring even more late-season snowfall.
Canadian springs have been trending both wetter and warmer over the past 65 years.
The warmest spring for Canada occurred in 2010.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 13, 2013