Although the piles of snow lingering around town might say otherwise, spring is officially here.

Tuesday, March 20, marked the first official day of Spring.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Natalie Hassel, says so far there's no dominant trend apparent for this Spring.

"For March, April, May we don't really have a temperature forecast for most of Alberta. It's a situation where it could go either way. If we look at the forecast for April, May, June there is a slightly stronger signal for above normal temperatures, mostly along the foothills."

When it comes to precipitation, she says areas close to the Foothills could see a slightly below normal trend.

For those who are sick of scraping their windshields, it'll still be a couple of months until we start to consistently wake up to frost free mornings.

"The average date of the last Spring frost is May 28. We can get snow into May according to the Canadian climate normals and you have to wait until the end of May to have the average date of the last Spring frost."

For April, conditions should begin to even out a bit more with an average daytime temperature of 12 degrees.

 

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