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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Across Canada, it’s been a stormy and unpredictable season

stormy and unpredictable season

Key Takeaways:

  • Record warmth, devastating floods, and even a blizzard have all made headlines across Canada in the fall of 2021.
  • While there have been a few brief glimpses of early winter weather, the consistent cold has been lacking across the country thus far.

Will this mild and stormy pattern continue into the upcoming winter? The Weather Network has liberated their winter forecast to answer the question, which includes a look ahead to what we can expect in December, January, and February.

“Canadians should brace themselves for winter weather whiplash in the coming months,” said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network.

“A La Nia weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean will support an active storm track across southern Canada, resulting in above-normal precipitation and snowfall for southern parts of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec.”

However, warm weather will appear to wipe out winter at times, especially from southern Ontario to Newfoundland.”

Temperatures in central and eastern Canada are expected to be near or above average, while temperatures in western Canada are below average.

Most of the Yukon and the southwestern half of the Northwest Territories are expected to have a colder winter than usual. Temperatures in eastern Nunavut (including Iqaluit) are expected to be above average, with temperatures in the east of N.W.T. and western Nunavut expected to be near normal. Precipitation totals will be near regular.

This winter, a mild pattern is expected to dominate the region, with temperatures above average overall, especially in January and February. As a result, our forecast calls for near-normal precipitation, but parts of the Maritimes may see lower-than-average snowfall totals due to a mix of snow, ice, and rain.

Source: CISION News

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