Whether we're ready or not, winter is just around the corner, and the warmth that we have been enjoying will soon be gone. The Farmer's Almanac has given us an inside look on when each region of Canada can expect to see snow, and Canada's winter forecast is pretty different across the country. 

Even though winter doesn't officially arrive until December 21, many parts of Canada can expect to see some snowfall well before that.

While the Weather Network has predicted a long and mild fall this year, the winter is expected to be harsh, with many areas in Canada expecting colder than normal temperatures throughout the season. However, when it comes to snow, when it is expected to fall differs by region. 

The Farmer's Almanac breaks the country into seven main regions, Atlantic Canada, Southern Quebec, Southern Ontario, The Prairies, Southern British Columbia, Yukon, and Northwest Territories. 

Of course, while there is no way to tell for sure exactly what the winter season will bring this year when it comes to the long term forecast, it looks like snow is in our future. 

According to the Farmer's Almanac, some parts of Canada are already experiencing some snow. Unsurprisingly, both the Northwest Territories and Yukon are already seeing some snow. Yet, the Yukon is expected to get some milder temperatures near the end of October before getting more snow in November. 

While Alberta is already seeing some snow, the Prairies are expected to see higher temperatures than normal throughout this winter, with the snowiest periods not hitting the province until mid-November. 

However, just because the temperatures are expected to be a bit warmer than usually doesn't mean the Prairies won't be seeing much snow. In fact, according to the Farmer's Almanac, the prairies will see above-normal precipitation this winter. 

When it comes to Southern Quebec, while they may be seeing some snow showers as soon as October 19, the snowiest period won't be until late November. 

Even though snowfall is expected to be below normal, Southern Quebec can expect snow all the way until the end of March. 

Southern Ontario isn't much different. While Ontario can see flurries as early as next week, real snowfall isn't expected to hit the area until mid-December, which means hopefully we'll be able to see a white Christmas. 

Snow is expected to fall until early March, with the level of snow expected to be normal compared to previous years.  

The Maritimes will see their snowiest periods begin in mid-November but some snow might appear as early as Thanksgiving day. However, snow is expected to stop by early February. 

British Columbia will be last of the pack, not seeing snow until late December, which means the province might not have a white Christmas. Snow is expected to fall into early February, but April and May will be warmer than usual. 

Despite the forecast, winter can often be unpredictable. So, make sure to always have your winter coat and shovel on standby because you never know when the next big snowstorm is going to hit. 


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