Expect Colder Winter With More Snow
The Weather Network's top forecaster says Canadians should expect a typical winter season, which means colder and snowier than last year.
Chris Scott says the lack of a strong El Nino or La Nina system in the tropical Pacific Ocean combined with Arctic air moving south should make for a snow-packed winter, with more storms than last year.
Scott expects much of Atlantic Canada will see higher temperatures and more snow than the 30-year average, while the northern Prairies, Northwest Territories and parts of Nunavut will be cooler than usual.
He says the Great Lakes region and Gulf of St. Lawrence should also get a load of snow.
But he says the forecast for the rest of the country calls for temperatures and precipitation largely within historic norms. Scott says there will likely be some fluctuations where warm air moves in, but then quickly moves out again.
(The Canadian Press)