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The Weather Network confirms Toronto is in for a cold and snowy winter

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DH Toronto Staff Nov 22, 2016 6:48 am 1,543

A few months ago we told you Toronto was going to have a cold and snowy winter.

And then less than a month ago we told you again.

Now, after speaking with Meteorologist Dayna Vettese at The Weather Network, we continue to feel pretty good about our declarations.

Simply put, this winter isn’t going to be anything like last winter.

‘Normal’ winter daytime temperatures in Toronto are usually somewhere between 0°C and -1°C, which means that while those are the temperatures we can mainly expect to see over the next few months, it will seem even colder this year because last winter we sat at a sweaty 4°C above normal temperatures. (And a crazy 6°C above normal all through last December.)

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Of course, you might have already noticed that it snowed in Toronto. (It was a little hard to miss.) Well, don’t expect that trend to stop anytime soon. According to Vettese, Toronto’s average annual snowfall sits between 80-90 cm – last year was even less – and she expects that the city will more than likely be going above and beyond that average mark this year.

Thanks to an incredibly hot summer this year, the Great Lakes are warmer than usual, meaning the likelihood of lake-effect snow is very high.

In fact, Vettese believes snow will start becoming a part of everyday Toronto life as early as the second week of December. In other words, if you haven’t put your snow tires on yet, you should remedy that real quick.

All in all, Toronto’s going to be experiencing a ‘classic winter’. So you can expect cold weather, significant snow fall, and about four months of constant complaining from everyone you know.

Canada Winter Forecast

The Weather Network


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