The Weather Network releases its Summer Outlook
Severe weather often accompanies summer weather, and the next three months are not expected to be any different.
Although the Moose Jaw and surrounding areas were under a tornado watch on May 28, more is in store, but not too much said Elena Lappo, a meteorologist with The Weather Network (TWN).
“It's really not unheard of to see storms and tornadoes in spring.
“How many severe storms or how severe they are going to be is – at this point – hard to tell,” Lappo told the Times-Herald. “The clues that we are looking at for this summer's outlook are not showing one way or another.
Other clues associated with the summer forecast was noted in TWN’s annual Summer Outlook, released Tuesday.
As it relates to Saskatchewan, the outlook calls for near normal temperatures throughout the summer months, except for east-central regions along the Manitoba border. Those areas are expected to have below normal temperatures.
“Around the Moose Jaw area we are expecting seasonal temperatures to average out in June, July and August,” said Lappo. “Having said that there's going to be some potential for patterns where we are going to be seeing below seasonal temperatures followed by above seasonal temperatures.”
For the past 10-14 days Moose Jaw and area has experienced summer-like weather, but Lappo pointed out that the early part of June could be cooler than we are accustomed to.
“There could be some days where we see some cool temperatures, but I wouldn't say the whole month of June is going to be below seasonal,” she said.
Average daytime temperatures in June are 23.9 C, while July and August usually average around 26 C.
The outlook forecasts northeast regions of the province should expect above average precipitation, while the remaining regions of Saskatchewan are expected to have near normal precipitation numbers.
As a result, TWN is calling for a less likelihood that Saskatchewan, like most of central Canada, will be in line to experience drought conditions this summer.
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