Bundle up, it's going to be a long cold winter: Farmers' Almanac

By EverythingGP (Sheena Roszell)
August 29, 2018 - 10:21am

We can expect a 'teeth-chattering winter' according to the latest Farmers' Almanac forecast.

The almanac calls for a long, cold winter with an average amount of snow in our neck of the woods.

"This fall is going to start off stormy and wet and then it turns cold quickly," explained Sandi Duncan, Managing Editor of The Farmers' Almanac. "Thanksgiving should be okay, but then we have some heavy snow predicted at the end of November and some heavy snow predicted in the middle of December, as well as some snow for Christmas."

She says by the end of January it will turn colder. She expects it to get very cold, from about February 16th to the 19th, when -40°C, or even -45°C, may be possible.

"February may be the month that if you can try to find a warm place to head out to, you might want to do it." 

And winter will be a long one too.

"Unfortunately, according to our long-range predictions in the 2019 Canadian Farmers' Almanac, it looks like winter is not going to give up too easily, kind of similar to last year. We have some early spring storms predicted for the middle of March and we even have some cold and wet conditions for the middle of April."

There is some good news on the horizon. Duncan says hang in there as they are calling for a warm to hot summer next year.

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