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Canada’s Extended Winter Weather Forecast 2022-2023

A Potpourri Of Precipitation And Unreasonably Cold Conditions Ahead!

The first day of winter (the shortest day of the year) is Wednesday, December 21, 2022. But that doesn’t mean that the cold, snowy weather will wait until then. When will the temperatures start to drop? Are there any big snowstorms predicted to hit before the winter solstice? What is the extended winter weather forecast for 2022-2023?

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Here is what our extended winter weather forecast is predicting: Shake! Shiver! Shovel!

Got flannel? Hot chocolate? Snowshoes? If not, you may want to go get some. According to our extended forecasts, 2022-2023 will be remembered as a time to shake, shiver, and shovel—a winter season filled with plenty of snow, rain, and mush as well as some record-breaking cold temperatures!

To Shovel or Not To Shovel?

Based on our extended weather forecasts, the winter season will be quite stormy for most areas. An active storm track will travel across eastern North America, running from the western Gulf of Mexico to the northeast—across the New England region of the US and up into the Maritime Provinces.

This means that places to the south and east of the storm track (the Maritimes) will see a good number of cold rains and storms filled with snow, sleet, ice, and rain. Areas north and west of this active track—Labrador, Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, and the Great Lakes—will more often-than-not will see winter’s precipitation fall as snow, and sometimes a lot of it.

The Prairie Provinces will be hit the hardest this year with tons of snow in both January and February.

British Columbia should see about average amount of winter precipitation, but with brisk temperatures, skiing should be decent this upcoming season.

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Snow Days Ahead!

The last half of January looks quite stormy. A decent amount of snow is expected in Ontario, Quebec (January 20-23) and the Prairie Provinces (January 24-27). In February, especially for Eastern areas, there’s a possible Nor’easter that may drop as much as 30-60 centimeters (12-24 inches) of snow in some areas just after Groundhog’s Day.

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Shake & Shiver

The big shake-up this winter season will be frigid temperatures that will flow into many areas—especially across the Rockies and Prairies. During the month of January, Canadians may see one of the coldest arctic outbreaks in recent years.

Check out some timely tips on ways to stay safe during extreme cold.

More Winter Storm Warnings

There will be many significant weather disturbances that will cross the nation, but we are raising “red flags” for the first week of January across the Rockies and Prairies, with the potential of heavy snows, followed by a sweep of bitter cold air.

We’ll raise another red flag for January 16-23, 2023, across the eastern two-thirds of the country where our extended forecast points to bouts of heavy snow and rain, followed by what might be one of the coldest outbreaks of arctic air we have seen in many years. How cold? Try 40° below zero (a number that’s the same in Fahrenheit and Celsius).

Finally – after the vernal equinox on March 20, 2023 – when we’re supposedly into spring, expect a lion-like end to March with a wide-variety of weather ranging from heavy snows to torrents of rain to gusty thunderstorms and stormy weather across much of the nation. 

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Donny

GOOO GLOBAL WARMINGGG!!!

Kimberly

Anything specific for Northwestern Ontario?

Jessee Crawford

We will see what comes for Victoria BC 🙂

Karen

Supper I live in BC Canada and I have always read the farmers almanac

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Bosco

Supper?

Natalie R. Mason

bgrt

Julia

great

Wally Woodcock

The weather will be springlike

Helen Woroniuk

I love reading what is going to happen

carrie sitar

WOULD LIKE SNOW THIS YEAR OR NEXT YEAR PLEASE

Dorothy Caswell

If you think that the costal and Ontario Quebec regions are the only important bits to share I will block what I have just agreed to Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba focus on the prairies more

Wally Woodcock

There was extensive discussion of the prairies. Note that much of the population resides in QC and ON and along the prairie regions border with the USA. therefore the report will focus on those regions.

James

So, what are we that live in the west, chopped liver? We need more weather forecast details out here, too.

jeff heimdal

Ditto

Linda M

Last year the farmers Almanac predicted frigid weather and lots of snow, we actually had a warm winter and hardly any snow so it’s hard to put much faith in the forecast!

Susan Higgins
Brian Allemang

We live just 40 km East of Calgary and last year’s winter (2020) was mild compared to previous winters. We got most of our snow fall in Feb.

ruby poon

it depends where u r !!! im in edmonton and it was a freezing lonnng winter !! but a hot no rain summer ! something is making the temperature do outrageous flip flops so dont think theres nothing wrong !!! its all very important !

Gerry the Weatherman

They should just say this. “THIS WINTER MIGHT BE REALLY COLD, ALTHOUGH IT MAY HAVE WARM SPELLS, AND BE EXPECTED TO RECEIVE A HAFTY AMOUNT OF SNOW…OR NOT.”

Wally Woodcock

And yet the almanac was quite accurate this season wasn’t it?

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