As the vibrant sunsets of summer slowly yield to the golden hues of early autumn, there’s an unmistakable truth in the air: winter isn’t far away. Whether you’re eagerly awaiting the first snowfall or hoping for mild conditions, everyone is wondering, "What will this winter season be like?" The Farmers’ Almanac has just revealed its Winter 2024 Extended Weather Forecast for Canada, and we are here to bring you the noteworthy details!
A Quick Overview
Remember last winter? It was indeed an unusual one. But this winter, it seems Canada is in for a treat with the kind of winter weather that echoes traditional Canadian seasons. Get those fireplaces ready and your snow boots out — winter officially begins on December 21, 2023, but expect the chill to set in sooner, with meteorological winter starting on December 1.
While weather forecasting this far in advance comes with its inherent uncertainties, the Farmers' Almanac uses a time-tested formula to give you a seasonal outlook that helps you plan your year ahead.
A Cold and Snowy Season in the Heartland
According to the Almanac, much of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and westernmost Ontario can anticipate very cold temperatures — perfect for enjoying hot chocolate by the fireside, skiing, ice skating, and all other beloved winter activities. Newfoundland and Labrador are expected to be icy but not as frigid as the heart of the country. British Columbia seems to be the exception, with predictions of near-normal temperatures throughout the winter.
Where Will Snow Lovers Rejoice?
For snow enthusiasts, the Great Lakes region appears to be the place to be. The forecast suggests above-normal snowfall amounts in this region, setting the stage for a winter wonderland. Coastal areas of Canada, including British Columbia, are predicted to experience a mix of wintry precipitation, with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark.
Winter Weather Advisory Highlights
January: Prepare for a wintry mix of rain, sleet, and snow in the second week, affecting the Pacific Coast, Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes.
February: Heavy mountain snows are forecasted for the Rockies and Prairies in the first week. A coastal storm will likely impact Quebec and the Maritimes in the second week, ushering in a wave of frigid air.
March: The month might conclude with stormy conditions nationwide. A white Easter Sunday is within the realm of possibility for southern Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada.
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Stay prepared, Canada, and embrace the incoming winter wonderland!