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Latest clues to the long-range weather pattern into April

March 15, 2019; 10:49 AM

Ridge of high pressure is expected to build across western Canada next week, which will result in a significant warmup and drier weather. This should also lead to some decent snowmelt, especially in the low elevations. In the east, a broad trough will dominate next week, leading to slightly lower-than-normal temperatures. The primary storm track will likely remain suppressed across the Southeast U.S. next week.

Positive phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) should keep most of the real cold confined across northeastern Canada for the last week of March into the first 10 days of April.

Based on current data, we believe the threat for significant spring flooding along the Red River Valley has increased since our previous spring outlook.

Extended long range potential pattern.......

The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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