The Old Farmer’s Almanac is North America’s longest-running continuously published periodical, first published in 1792 by Robert B. Thomas. The Canadian edition has been in print for 37 years, priding itself on providing the same useful information as the original, but with a premium on Canadian content and local, cross-country weather prognostications.
According to the almanac, this winter will be another anomaly – the entire nation will be covered in snow. However, there are a few exceptions regarding actual temperature.
While the majority of the country will have a colder-than-normal winter, the very East Coast (primarily Newfoundland and Labrador and even up into eastern parts of Nunavut), will have more-mild-than-normal temperatures. Furthermore, southern Ontario and B.C. will share seasonably average temperatures, as the rest remain cold to very cold.
As far as length is concerned, the majority of the winter weather will be concentrated into January and February, as per usual, but the snow will linger through most of the country until March. The Prairie provinces will have it even longer, snowing through April, though it won’t be very cold.