It's still a few months away, but it's never too early to get excited about Christmas. This year will be particularly exciting because there's a good chance Ontario will be blessed with a White Christmas.
By definition, a White Christmas is one during which there is snow on the ground. Recent forecasts predict Ontario will experience near-normal conditions this winter, which means we could expect a number of snowy days throughout the winter months.
Accuweather predicts that there will be a period of snowfall across Ontario just a little over a week from Christmas. In Southern Ontario, places like Toronto, London and Kingston are expected to receive anywhere between 5 to 10 cm of snow between December 12 and 13.
With historical average temperatures ranging from 0 degrees and below in these areas, there's a good chance that the snow that builds up on the ground during those days will be maintained until Christmas:
A similar trend is seen for places in the northern regions of the province. Accuweather also has Sudbury, North Bay and Fort Severn experiencing a period of significant snowfall just a little over a week from Christmas. Up to 5 cm of snow (or more) can be expected in these regions:
Currently, Accuweather's forecasts only go as far as December 13, which means there may be even more snow days to occur as we get closer to the 25th. Such further increases the chances of having a White Christmas in Ontario. Stay tuned for more updates in the near future.