The snow won't be going away anytime soon.
 
Last Friday (Feb.2), groundhog Balzac Billy didn't see his shadow, indicating there will be an early spring. However, meteorologist with Environment Canada, Dan Kulak doesn't agree. He’s focusing more on trends over an animal’s shadow.
 
"Typically, February is a drier month of the winter, but if you look into March, the climate shows a real trend towards getting more storms. Some of the snowfall amounts for March and April exceed those you get in February for the long term averages," said Kulak.
 
Short winters just aren't all that frequent.
 
"In general around the Edmonton area the long-term climate shows that the winter snow cover typically melts around the second week in April. That's a long-term average and it can be earlier if you get a long warm spell or later if we have a cool spring."
 
Also, don’t be fooled by the upcoming week, temperatures could be getting as warm as -1 C with rain in the forecast.
 
 

 

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