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Canada’s 2014 Summer Forecast

The summer forecast is calling for a balancing-out of the Canadian climate, from east to west climbers should be celebrating what’s ahead.

The record ice coverage on the Great Lakes and a dip in the jet stream will keep things cool in central Canada, but wetter on the east coast. The west will see warmer and drier conditions which will be great for alpine conditions in the Rockies, interior B.C., and the Coastals, but will increase chance of forest fires. Plan accordingly this summer; pack the gear, rain jackets, sun screen and bug spray.

weatherWarmer on the west means more of this:

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Splitter days on the Chief

Drier in the Rockies means more of this:

Mount Alberta summit ridge Photo Bryce Brown
Dry alpine days, Mount Alberta summit ridge Photo Bryce Brown

And in Ontario it will mean a little bit more of this:

Cool days above  Lake Temiskaming Photo Leslie Timms
Cool days above Lake Temiskaming Photo Leslie Timms

And on the east coast it might mean some of this:

Cloudy skies over sought-after stone
Cloudy skies and wet streaks on Blow Me Down