'La Niña' Is Swooping Down In February & Freezing Canada From Coast To Coast

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'La Niña' Is Swooping Down In February & Freezing Canada From Coast To Coast

While most Canadians have been enjoying a balmy winter so far, it's time to brace for a chilly February thanks to La Niña

The weather phenomenon brings with it sea temperatures that are cooler than they normally would be. That affects not only the mercury outside but also how much precipitation North America gets.

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According to The Weather Network, "frigid Arctic air" will swoop into Western Canada before plunging south. 

Arctic air will blast into Ontario and Quebec in the second week of February, bringing the coldest air of the season.

During that same week, the Prairies can look forward to some serious cold while B.C. experiences a cool but dry weather pattern. 

"As we head through mid-February, we expect that the core of the coldest Arctic air will remain across the Prairies, but it will continue to spread east at times into Ontario and Quebec," says TWN.

In Canada's southern regions, there will be heightened potential for winter storms in mid-February. 

While December and January have been especially snowy for Western Canada, they can expect fewer winter storms in February, though temperatures will surely be cooler. 

"Winter will attempt to make up for lost time during February and even into March. For the Great Lakes and Quebec, winter has played out as expected through January with above seasonal temperatures, but it now appears that February will end up colder than initially expected," the Network explains. 

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