The good Old Farmer’s Almanac has released its annual winter weather predictions.
According to the website, its long-range predictions show weather trends in temperatures and precipitation. Their famous predictions are usually made 18 months in advance, and are traditionally 80% accurate.
So if you’re planning ahead for winter, here’s what to expect in some of the major cities across Canada.
Toronto’s winter temperatures will be above normal, with the coldest periods in mid-November, early and late December, early January, and early and mid-February. The Almanac predicts precipitation and snowfall will be above normal, with the snowiest periods in late November, mid- and late December, and early to mid-March.
The bitter cold in Montreal continues this year, as winter will be snowier than normal. The prediction for Montreal is there will be above-normal precipitation and near- to above-normal temperatures. The coldest periods will be from late December into early January and late January into early February and in mid-February, with the snowiest periods in mid-December, early and late February, and early April.
Moving into western Canada, Calgary’s temperatures will be milder than normal, with the coldest periods from late November into early December, in mid-December, from late December into early January, and in early February. Unlike Montreal, there will be lower than normal precipitation and snowfall in the region, with the snowiest periods in mid- to late November and mid-March.
As for the west coast, winter will be slightly warmer than normal, with below-normal precipitation and snowfall. The coldest periods will be in early and late December, early and late January, and mid-February, with the snowiest periods in early and late December. No predictions on more snowfalls in the city at this time.
Basically, winter is coming. And this time, we’re not talking Game of Thrones.