Winter Returns to Prairies
Doug Webster DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:34 AM CST

The vacation for winter weather across the Prairies is about to come to a close as arctic air settles southward during the next few days and bring temperatures from the well-above-normal levels of recent days to below normal by this weekend. The reversal in temperature will be significant, but will bring only limited amounts of precipitation.

The reasons behind the turn to much colder weather are due to a weakening of the upper level ridge across Western Canada to allow for the polar jet stream to shift southwestward into west-central Canada from its recent position across central Canada. Though not ...

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