We have some bad news: winter is coming and not the Game of Thrones kind. The Farmers' Almanac winter forecast for Canada is here and it doesn't sound good. The predictions are that this winter will be especially cold and snowy in most parts of the country. Get the shovels and boots ready! 

The Farmers' Almanac is calling this upcoming winter a "polar coaster" with cold temperatures and lots of snow and winter precipitation across Canada. January is looking to be the stand out with lots of storms predicted during the month. 

If you love winter you'll certainly love this forecast but if you're not a fan of the season, we're sorry.

"We expect yet another wild ride this winter with extreme temperatures swings and some hefty snowfalls," said Pete Geiger, editor of the Farmers' Almanac, in a press release.

Despite living in Canada, a.k.a the great white north, most people aren't here for cold and snowy winters. But that's what could be in store for most areas across the country.

In B.C., you can expect chilly temperatures but normal amounts of precipitation. The prairies will be snowy and frigid with Ontario getting most of the same. 

Much of Quebec will get a wintery mix of precipitation and cold temperatures while the Maritimes will be cold with lots of wet, white conditions. 

The almanac states that in late Januaray and early February, arctic air could cause temperatures to drop to -40°C in the prairies. So double-check that your winter jackets and boots are still good to keep you warm.

The Great Lakes region could see above average amounts of snow while the rest of Canada could see the usual. 

The almanac also predicts that winter could hang on until April in some parts of the country, specifically Quebec and the Maritimes. 

Winter doesn't officially arrive until December 21 so there's still some time to come to terms with this snowy forecast. 


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