Canadian 2019 Winter Weather Forecast & Predictions: At a Glance
It may be time to pack up and move north after all. The Old Farmer’s Almanac (not to be confused with the Farmer’s Almanac) has just released its winter weather forecasts for the coming season. Unlike the recent Old Farmer’s Almanac winter weather predictions for the United States, Canada is predicted to have a colder than average winter with higher than average snowfall.
When looking at the map, it is clear to see that most of Canada is predicted to see below-normal temperatures throughout the winter. The exceptions for temperature are Pacific Canada, the southern portion of Ontario, and Atlantic Canada which are all expected to see normal temperatures. Precipitation on the other hand, is expected to be above average across the board.
Again, we reiterate that while these predictions can be both exciting and disheartening, it is important to not put too much weight behind either emotion. Short-term weather forecasting for particular regions will always be more accurate when it comes to snow conditions than long-range forecasts based on “animals’ signals, cloud types, and pig spleens” that the Old Farmer’s Almanac uses.
Continue below for regional predictions courtesy of The Old Farmers Almanac
Winter will be snowier than normal in most locations, with above-normal precipitation and slightly below-normal temperatures. The coldest periods will be from late December into the first half of January and in late January and early and mid-February, with the snowiest periods in early December, late February, and mid-March. April and May will be rainier and slightly cooler than normal.
Winter temperatures will be colder than normal, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall The coldest periods will occur in mid- to late December, early January, and mid- to late January, with the snowiest periods in early to mid-December, mid- and late January,with the snowiest periods in early to mid-December, mid- and late January, late February, and mid- to late April. April and ay will be cooler and rainier than normal.
Southern British Columbia
Winter will have near-normal temperatures on average, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall. The coldest periods will be in late December, early January, and late February, with the snowiest periods in early to mid January and late February. April and May will have below-normal temperatures with above-normal precipitation.