Time has come for the July 2012 forecast for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Looking back at June temperatures were near normal to above normal and rainfall was above to well above normal. Somewhat accurate to the June 2012 forecast.
Severe weather began it's show mostly in Saskatchewan and Manitoba due to a persistent storm track in the area. Alberta was too far west of this track for the severe thunderstorms. So far tornadoes touchdowns are well above the norm, so July only looks to be even more dangerous.
Forecast for June 2012 issued June 1 12:03am
July 2012 is expected to be muggy and steamy over most of the prairie provinces with higher chances of exceptionally severe weather including tornadoes. The core of the heat looks to setup somewhere between the Alberta foothills to the Manitoba/Ontario border and will shift within this area during the month.
July 1-10: Hot and Humid for a few areas with humidex in the upper 30s, only a few rainy days, most days sunny and hot.
July 11-20: Very hot and humid at times over a majority of the region with Humidex reaching into the upper 30s over northern Alberta and foothills, humidex into the 40s in central and southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba at times.
July 20-31: Getting even more sultry, humidex reaching 50 possible in the eastern part of the region much like in 2007. Some colder air tries to move in from BC leading to a high chance of very severe thunderstorms over Alberta.