Feb. 19-25: Seasonal to cold but a few highs may reach double digits in the south. Fair apart from occasional rain on the coast and periodic snow or rain elsewhere. Chance heavy precipitation.
Feb. 26-Mar. 3: Pleasant on many days as temperatures average near to or a bit below normal. Blustery winds bring a couple of cooler days with intermittent rain south and snow north.
Mar. 4-10: Disturbances bring variable temperatures and a few windy days this week. Sunshine is replaced by occasional rain in the west and snow or rain in the north. Risk of heavy precipitation.
Mar. 11-17: Mostly fair with scattered rain on the coast, tapering off to showers or snow inland. Cool in spite of a few highs in the double digits in southern areas.
Feb. 19-25: Seasonal on most days under generally fair skies but expect a couple of colder, windy outbreaks and higher windchills resulting in snow and drifting snow. Chance heavy snow.
Feb. 26-Mar. 3: Temperatures vary from cold to seasonal under occasionally windy conditions. Sunny skies exchange with snow or rain in the south and some heavier snow in the north.
Mar. 4-10: Pleasant on many days with fluctuating temperatures. Occasional thawing. Mostly fair but snow or rain falls on a couple of occasions. Chance of heavy precipitation in places.
Mar. 11-17: Windy at times with tempera-tures freezing by night and thawing by day. Sunny but look for scattered rain or snow
on two or three days this week. Very cold, occasional snow north.
Feb. 19-25: Often bright with seasonal to occasionally cold temperatures and a few higher windchills. Blustery at times. Expect snow on a couple of occasions, chance heavy in southwestern localities.
Feb. 26-Mar. 3: Weather conditions vary this week as fair, milder days interchange with colder, snowy ones. Windy from time to time resulting in drifting or blowing in southern regions.
Mar. 4-10: Disturbances bring unsettled conditions on two or three days this week. This results in sunny, thawing days quickly changing to colder, wet days. Risk of heavier snow or rain in southern areas.
Mar. 11-17: Seasonal to occasionally cool in spite of thawing on several days. Windy at times. Sunshine alternates with scattered snow or rain, heavier in northern regions.
Feb. 19-25: Generally sunny with seasonal to cold temperatures and a few higher windchills. Windy at times. Scattered snow on a couple of days with some drifting or blowing in the south.
Feb. 26-Mar. 3: Variable weather as sunshine alternates with occasional snow, chance of rain. Seasonal to occasionally cold temperatures. Very cold in the north with some light snow.
Mar. 4-10: Variable temperatures with some minor thawing on a couple days. Mostly sunny but disturbances bring occasional snow or rain at times. Chance heavy precipitation.
Mar. 11-17: Fluctuating temperatures along with some thawing. Sunshine dominates but snow or rain on two or three occasions, possibly heavy in a few areas.
February 19 to March 17, 2012
Winter is expected to maintain its grip on much of Western Canada in this period while mild air will bring the first taste of spring to many areas of Eastern Canada. In the West, cold temperatures and heavy snow will be common in British Columbia and the western Prairies well into March, resulting in several bouts of inclement weather. In southern Ontario, southern Quebec and the Maritimes, milder southerly winds are likely to raise temperatures to above normal values. Snow and rain from time to time will boost precipitation to near or above average totals. Between these two extremes, the remaining areas of the eastern Prairies, northern Ontario, northern Quebec as well as Newfoundland and Labrador should see temperatures and precipitation close to long-time normal values.
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