Toronto is expected to have an abundance of snow days this coming December, according to a new winter weather forecast by Global News.
Anthony Farnell, the chief meteorologist at Global News, reported today that December of this year "will likely be a very snowy month" for Southern Ontario and Quebec. This forecast was based on analyses of this year's La Nina pattern, which he notes is showing close similarities with the La Nina that materialized in the fall of 2007.
"We are looking at a similarly active storm track this year which will lead to early season snow and frequent bouts of winter weather lasting late into March," Farnell says. "With cold and snow building in the west, it's just a matter of time before it spills into the eastern half of Canada.
Farnell also notes that temperatures will likely go back and forth especially in January; however, it is hard to make a sure prediction as there is higher than normal uncertainty when it comes to temperature forecasts for Central Canada.
Winter weather forecasts were also given for B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, northwest Ontario and the Atlantic. You can read the full report by Global News here.