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 close to normal, on average, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall. The coldest periods will be in mid- and late December, early and late January, and early February. Additionally, the snowiest periods will be in early December, mid-February, and early to mid-March. The Almanac predicts April and May will be cooler than normal, with above-normal precipitation.
Sadly for Montreal, the bitter cold will continue like last year, and its predicted to be snowier than normal. The city will see above-normal precipitation and near-to-above normal temperatures. The Almanac is forecasting 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 colder than normal, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall. The coldest periods will occur in mid- to late December, early January, and mid- to late January, with the snowiest periods in early to mid-December, mid- and late January, late February, and mid- to late April, according to the Almanac. April and May will be cooler and rainier than normal as well.