Canadians to see slow, sluggish start to spring, says Weather Network

Winnipeg jogger David Scott braves the cold weather on March 2, 2014. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency)

Winnipeg jogger David Scott braves the cold weather on March 2, 2014. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency)

Kate Schwass-Bueckert, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:18 PM ET

If you're eagerly looking out your window every morning hoping the snow is gone and spring is here, you'll be looking in vain for at least another month, the chief meteorologist at the Weather Network says.

Winter is going to keep its icy grip on much of Canada through March in a "sluggish and slow start to spring," Chris Scott said.

But then, we should see a "dramatic turnaround" and start savouring warmer temperatures.

"There will be a real spring into the season," Scott said. "All of a sudden, you'll snap your fingers and spring will come on like gangbusters."

And when that sunshine finally warms your skin, "it's going to feel really nice."

It's not the spring outlook most Canadians were hoping for after one of the coldest winters on record in the past 20 years, Scott admitted, but it's not all bad. The long winter has been good for winter enthusiasts, such as skiers and snowmobilers, in most of the country.


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