Warmer than normal spring for the capital

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Environment Canada is predicting a spring that should be warmer than the long-term averages in the Ottawa area.

Senior climatologist David Phillips told "News and Views with Rob Snow" that it could be a degree or so higher than the normal temperature.

"It doesn't seem like much," Phillips said.

"But, averaged over a whole month or a whole season, it does represent a significant difference - and you will feel it."

Over the past winter, Ottawa had 42% cent more snowfall than normal, but temperatures were warmer than usual in every month except March.

Phillips noted we can still get snow over the next couple of months - an average of about 25 centimeters.

But he added, with spring now officially here, it won't take long to melt.