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Polar Coaster Winter Ahead!

Are you ready for another winter ride, full of chills and thrills?! According to the 2020 Canadian Farmers’ Almanac, winter 2019-20 will be filled with so many ups and downs on the thermometer, we had no choice but to dub it the “Polar Coaster” Winter!

“Our long-range forecast is calling for yet another freezing, frigid, and frosty winter for two-thirds of the country,” shares editor Peter Geiger, Philom., adding, “if you remember last winter’s freezing temperatures, you’re going to want to be prepared.”

Just How Cold Will It Get?

The Canadian Farmers’ Almanac, which provides 16 months of weather forecasts for 5 zones, is predicting that the worst of the bitterly cold conditions will affect areas east of the Rockies to Quebec and the Maritimes.

Farmers' Almanac Forecast Map for Winter 2019-2020 in Canada

Buckle…er …Bundle Up!

The biggest drop—with the most freefalling, frigid temperatures—is forecasted to take hold from the Prairie Provinces into the Great Lakes. The coldest outbreak of the season will come during the final week of January into the beginning of February. During this time, the Arctic air could cause temperatures to drop as low as  -40°C over the Prairies! As the freezing air blows across the Great Lakes, intense bursts of heavy snow showers and squalls could, in extreme cases, deposit perhaps 70 cm in just a single day, especially in the snowbelt of Ontario; the Strathroy area and the 402 corridor west of London, to the lee of Lake Huron, the Barrie area, and some of the highway 400 corridor.

The western third of the country will see near-normal (winter) temperatures.

Ready for the Polar Coaster winter ahead?

Find out how cold it will be where you live! Check our zone-by-zone forecast here!

Need the details? Find out just what kind of cold we’re talking about in the pages of the 2020 Canadian Farmers’ Almanac. Buy your copy today!

Snowy Ride Ahead

The Almanac calls for above-normal winter precipitation for much of Canada, so if you look forward to winter sports, you’re in for a thrill ride! January might be very white especially over the eastern half of the country. During this time, our forecast calls for a very active storm track to deliver frequent bouts of heavy precipitation, along with strong and gusty winds. Take note that January 4–7 and 12–15, depending on where you live, could see copious snow, rain, sleet, and ice.

Snow enthusiasts are in for a treat for winter 2019-20!

Find out how much snow we’re predicting in your backyard.

Early or Late Spring?

According to our long-range outlook, spring will be slow to start with winter lingering across the across Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes on up into Newfoundland and Labrador. Occasional wet snow and unseasonably chilly conditions will hang on through March and into April. During the first week of April across the Great Lakes east into the Maritimes, there may be the threat of strong to severe weather, with some storms capable of spawning tornado activity for parts of Ontario.

record warm temperatures with a tiny snowman sitting in the green grass

When will spring arrive?

Get the full details, as well as the entire summer forecast for Canada, instantly! 

Tell us: is a Polar Coaster winter good news in your book? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

P.S. Check out our United States Extended Forecast too!

2020 Canadian Farmers’ Almanac


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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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