FOR RELEASE AUGUST 2, 2023
Lewiston, ME: As summer’s extreme temperatures continue to break world records, many people may be dreaming of cooler temperatures. Right on cue, the Farmers’ Almanac releases its famous extended weather forecast and heralds a return of traditional weather for winter 2023-2024.
The Brrr is Back!
“After a weird and warm winter season last year, this winter should make cold weather fans rejoice—especially for those who live in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and westernmost Ontario,” shares editor Pete Geiger. “According to our extended weather forecast, these regions will be the coldest, however, much of the country will see more traditional winter-like temperatures. Only British Columbia will see near-normal temperatures throughout the winter season.”
The Great Lakes region of Canada is forecast to have the most amount of snow this winter season, but the Almanac’s outlook for both coastal regions of the country calls for a good amount of wintry precipitation. According to FarmersAlmanac.com, British Columbia will see another wet, white winter with temperatures just above and below the freezing mark.
How Farmers’ Almanac Forecasts are Made
“The Farmers’ Almanac uses a proprietary formula that considers a variety of factors including sunspot activity and tidal action of the Moon. However atmospheric phenomena such as El Niño also affect our predictions,” shares managing editor Sandi Duncan, adding “the fade out of La Niña is one of the reasons we believe winter last year turned out warmer than normal.” The outlook for winter 2023-2024 includes a nod to El Niño strengthening, which should result in more moisture and storms in the southern areas of the country.
Your #1 Guide
The Farmers’ Almanac extended weather forecast is a highly anticipated feature of this favorite annual publication. Published for over two hundred years, each edition is chock full of thought-provoking articles and calendars with the “best days” for everything from seed starting to stargazing. Farmers’ Almanac 2024 hits stores in August 2023. Discover more about the Farmers’ Almanac‘s Canadian Winter Weather Outlook.
Media contacts: Peter Geiger, Philom., Editor
Sandi Duncan, Philom., Mg. Editor