WSI Expects European Cold to Move Northward in March and Milder Weather to Follow in Spring

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Historic Winter Pattern Finally Fades

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After another brutally cold winter month, it appears that the cold will recede back into Scandinavia during March

WSI (Weather Services International) Corporation expects temperatures for the approaching period (March-May) to average warmer than normal across all European locations, except for Iberia.

"After another brutally cold winter month, it appears that the cold will recede back into Scandinavia during March," said WSI seasonal forecaster Dr. Todd Crawford.    "Further, we think that April and May will be characterized by more widespread, above-normal temperatures, especially in northern and western sections."

In March, WSI predicts regional temperature anomalies as follows:
Scandinavia     - Colder than normal
UK     - Colder than normal
Northern Mainland - Milder than normal
Southern Mainland - Milder than normal

In April, WSI sees the monthly breakdown as:
Scandinavia     - Milder than normal
UK     - Milder than normal
Northern Mainland - Milder than normal
Southern Mainland - Cooler than normal

In May, WSI forecasts:
Scandinavia     - Milder than normal
UK     - Milder than normal
Northern Mainland - Milder than normal
Southern Mainland - Colder than normal

WSI, providing customized weather information to energy traders, will issue its next seasonal outlook (for the April-June period) on 19 March.

About WSI
WSI Corporation is the world's leading provider of weather-driven business solutions for professionals in the energy, agriculture, insurance, aviation, and media markets, and multiple federal and state government agencies. WSI is a member of The Weather Channel Companies and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts with offices in Birmingham, England. The Weather Channel Companies are owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. More information about WSI can be found at http://www.wsi.com.

Contacts:
Linda Maynard    
Weather Services International     
001-978-983-6715    
lmaynard(at)wsi(dot)com    

Editorial Contact:
Barbara Rudolph    
Rudolph Communications, LLC
001-781-229-1811
bjr(at)rudolphcommunications(dot)com

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