Those who live in the Wild Rose province can survive almost anything – at least when it comes to the weather. But as we head into the spring season, what can we expect to see in the Alberta weather forecast?

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“The outlook has come in and it looks like we’re going from an El Niño to a neutral for the spring,” said Alysa Pederson, a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada.

“We’re still looking at temperatures forecast above normal, seasonally speaking (March, April, May) we’re looking at 1 to 2 of an anomaly over the season.”

Just for context, the frosty months saw a 3 to 5 anomaly in much of Alberta.

“You think about how warm winter felt, we’re looking at it being above normal for spring as well,” she continued.

“Maybe not as noticeably warm as winter had been.”

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As far as precipitation goes? Have your shovels handy, because Mother Nature may not be done with us yet.

“For southern Alberta specifically, we are looking at a potential for a bit of precipitation,”

“But when we’re looking at spring forecasts there’s a lot of variability in day-to-day weather and the systems that move through, so our precipitation forecast is a little more uncertain – we are getting that trend of a little more than normal.”

It is important to note, however, that for Calgary and parts of Alberta March and April are the snowiest months of the year, as Pederson tells us.

“It’s what we’re looking and hoping for this spring,” she says, reminding us of the current drought conditions in parts of the province.

But there you have it! Your spring weather forecast for Alberta.

Ideally, it’ll be snowy and wet – but not freezing. Here’s to a good (soggy) foundation for sunnier (but not blistering) days ahead.

We’ve still got a few months until we can hit the beach, but it’ll be manageable.

As we said – we’re used to and can get through anything, but we’re hoping for a comfortable spring.