Snow is melting in Canada and the U.S., but the National Weather Service in Washington, D.C. is predicting the season to be a little warmer and drier than average.
In an update to its Snowfall Forecast, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) said on Tuesday that snow is now melting in the U, Canada, and the western U. S. This will result in colder, drier and more humid conditions.
“A cold front will move across the northern Rockies and western Great Lakes, while an easterly jet stream will bring warm air northward across the Northeast and southern Plains,” NCAR wrote in its update.
“While a wetter atmosphere is expected, the precipitation pattern is likely to be similar to last year, with heavy snowfall across the region and cooler temperatures.”NCAR added that it expects a mild to moderate front over the U S. and the northern Plains in late June and early July.
The front will likely move south into Canada and northern Europe.
“This will produce some rain and thunderstorms over much of the Midwest and northern Plains,” the NCAR update said.
“However, precipitation will be much more variable, with a low-pressure system moving into the Midwest, then a high-pressure ridge moving into Canada,” it added.
The forecasted winter storm season for the U., Canada, the eastern U. States, and northeastern Europe is now expected to end in late July or early August.
The U.s. and Canada have both been hit by a severe drought this winter.
The last time snowfall totals were this low was in 2005.