AccuWeather predicting dry and windy fall for southern Saskatchewan

AccuWeather’s fall forecast is not a positive one for those impacted by drought in Saskatchewan.

Meteorologist Brett Anderson explains that Canada’s weather will be influenced by La Nina, which originates in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean.

It cools the surface water, which means above normal rainfall in western British Columbia where there has been significant drought.

It will also mean cooler than normal temperatures through the north and flowing through northern Alberta and Saskatchewan, with possibly some early snow.

Anderson explains that this influx of storms to the north may prevent the cold and snow from dropping in the southern Prairies.

For central and southern Saskatchewan, which has already experienced drought conditions this summer, it’s expected to be drier and windier than normal in September and October.

Although it’s a more long-term forecast, and therefore less accurate, Anderson says November could be a return to more normal temperatures and precipitation.

This forecast is for meteorological fall which begins Sept. 1, rather than the calendar fall which begins after the equinox on Sept. 22.


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