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Winter Weather 2017-18


Farmers’ Almanac's Winter Outlook

2018 Farmers Almanac Winter Forecast
2017-2018 Canadian Winter Forecast: One Part Snowy, One Part Warm & Dry, and One Part Wild

The Cold & Snowy

The 2018 Canadian Farmers’ Almanac is anticipating a return to a colder, more normal winter from Quebec east into the Maritimes, with many locations experiencing above-normal precipitation.

From the Great Lakes going east across Quebec, and into the Maritimes, snowier-than-normal conditions are expected. Winter temps should also be 1–2°C below normal over the eastern two-thirds of the country.

Canadian Winter Weather Map

We are red-flagging January 20-23, February 4-7 & 16-19, and March 1-3 &
20-23 as time frames for major coastal storms along the Atlantic Seaboard to bring strong winds and heavy precipitation.

Find out where and when the snow will begin to fall in the 2018 Canadian Farmers’ Almanac»

“One of the key components in our formula is the Moon and its motions. The Moon has a proven influence on the tides, and it is our belief that it may have effects on our atmosphere as well. Ocean tides can be accurately predicted, so part of our formula relies on the belief that we can line up certain weather patterns with a specific position of the Moon in its orbit … ”
– Caleb Weatherbee, Official Almanac Weather Prognosticator

The Warm & Dry

In contrast, from the Prairie Provinces west to British Columbia, overall temperatures will average above normal. Moderate amounts of snow should fall over Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, while British Columbia is expected to see below normal precipitation. This is not to say that there won’t be occasional periods of heavy precipitation sweeping in from storms off of the Pacific, or shots of cold air pushing south from the Yukon (perfect for skiers!), but these should be balanced by spells of dry and mild weather.

The Wild!

For much of Ontario, expect to see wide swings in the weather pendulum, from very mild to very cold, and periods of tranquil weather mixed with occasional spells of tempestuous conditions.

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