"As is usually the case, many of these storms will weaken as they cross the Rockies and into the Prairies, thus we expect below-average snowfall throughout a large portion of the Prairies as the other main storm track will likely be too far to the south," Anderson said. Stay in the know at a glance with the Top 10 daily stories. After the new year begins and temperatures fall, snowfall totals in areas farther east, such as across Newfoundland and Labrador, are expected to rise. This should mean fewer and shorter outbreaks of severe cold and below normal ice coverage on the Great Lakes. © 2020 The Weather Network Pelmorex Weather Networks. Skiers rejoice! Along with that snow, the presence of that strong jet stream will also likely make conditions windier than normal in those provinces. 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. Home; Montreal. However, Anderson pointed out, areas just to the north could be in for some major snowfalls. Despite a lack of sustained cold in Toronto, the city will have plenty of wintry storms, many of which may begin as snow then transition into either ice or rain. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! But at times the storm track shifts to the south, and when that happens, we can often see a parade of winter storms with an abundance of snow and ice. Plowing crews in Winnipeg are going full tilt after a winter storm dumped more than 25 centimetres of snow on southern Manitoba. Another season of La Niña impacts is likely to play a prominent role in the general weather pattern across North America this winter said veteran Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson. A 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition document is calling for frigid and frosty temperatures throughout most of Canada this winter. "Cypress Mountain ski area, which is not far from Vancouver, should get an abundance of snow this season," he added. This can even happen in a winter that is warmer than normal. Canadian Winter Weather Forecast 2020-2021 The 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition is calling for below-normal winter temperatures through most of the country. According to Anderson, the storm track should be extended from the central Plains of the United States through southern Ontario and into Quebec. Anderson said there will be two distinct storm tracks that will dominate much of the country this winter. Cold weather will often spare Toronto as a storm track remains well to the city's north this season. The second week of February may bring blizzard conditions in the Maritimes. During a Canadian winter, temperatures can be above seasonal and still cold enough for substantial snow and ice. From the Great Lakes to Atlantic Canada, we expect that temperatures for the winter as a whole will be warmer than normal. (AP PHOTO/CP, John Woods). Some Canadians might get their money's worth out of a season lift ticket, but for those who live in other regions, winter coats might not get as much wear this season. Mark Puleo, AccuWeather • October 14, 2020. Residents of Canada’s eastern provinces will be able to enjoy an “unseasonably mild” winter … The exception will be in Atlantic Canada and the Prairies, which will experience above-normal temperatures. You can reject cookies by changing your browser settings. For British Columbia and a large part of the Prairies, we expect colder than normal temperatures with an abundance of snow across the region, including the ski areas. It's time for AccuWeather's annual Canada winter forecast, but which Canadians will get to use those skis most this winter? Skiers rejoice! Plowing crews in Winnipeg are going full tilt after a winter storm dumped more than 25 centimetres of snow on southern Manitoba. However, it’s still winter and expect frigid and frosty weather! Cold outbreaks won't be long-lasting from Ottawa to Montreal and Quebec City either this winter, but several major storms could unleash heavy snowfall and ice in these cities. Hazukido Grand Opening Celebration – Free Croissants. La Niña is a climate phenomenon that results in abnormally cooler sea-surface temperatures along the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Some years that warm pattern expands north and takes over across Eastern Canada, and winter weather can be absent for weeks on end. Between now and the release of our final winter forecast at the end of November, we will fine-tune the forecast and seek to get a better handle on where the dominant storm track will be. While it's impossible to tell what the weather will be like on the big day, the Old Farmers' Almanac has released its 2020/2021 long-term winter forecast for Canada.