The Old Farmer’s Almanac has released the 2021 long-range winter weather forecast and is calling for frigid and frosty temperatures throughout most of Canada this winter.
Dubbing the forecast – “Winter of the great divide” – Farmer’s Almanac is anticipating “cold and snowy conditions in the north, dry in the west, and everything crazy in between.”
As per the forecast, eastern provinces of Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick will experience an unseasonably mild winter.
The second week of February may bring blizzard conditions in the Maritimes.
Quebec & Ontario
As per Farmer’s Almanac, more normal/seasonal temperatures will predominate across Quebec west to central Ontario with the second week of January over Ontario and Quebec bringing a possible heavy snowfall.
The forecast also calls for where snowier-than-normal conditions in western Quebec and Ontario with select areas from Alberta eastward to Quebec experiencing virtually continual “Snow Train” that will be carrying a series of winter storms throughout the season.
Those in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and eastern British Columbia can expect much colder than normal winter temperatures with above-normal snow over the interior of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.
Farmer’s Almanac says an active storm from the Pacific might bring a heavier than normal dose of rain to western British Columbia.