Saturday, October 23, 2010

Old Man Winter & Ms. Nature

According to the Farmer's Almanac, Old Man Winter will be back, bringing 2 to 4 degrees colder than normal temperatures for the Canadian Prairies. Fortunately, Ms. Nature will mix intervals of unseasonably mild temperatures with the bitter cold here and there!

The coldest weather will occur in mid-January and other cold periods from the second half of December through much of January and mid February. My husband will be happy with the prediction of above-normal snowfall, especially in Manitoba! (He loves snowmobiling.) The heaviest snowfalls will occur in early and mid November, late December, and late February.

Here's the October, November, December weather outlook for Region 4 the prairies (Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta):

October 2010
20th-23rd. Squally weather and heavy precipitation spreads east from Alberta.
24th-27th. Clearing, then colder temperatures.
28th-31st. Wet, then slow clearing.

November 2010
1st-3rd. Fair, then stormy Alberta across Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
4th-7th. Clearing skies.
8th-11th. Mostly fair and cold, then windy, with rain or wet snow Alberta east through Manitoba.
12th-15th. Fair.
16th-19th. Rain or wet snow from Rockies east.
20th-23rd. Fair, cold weather.
24th-27th. Rain or wet snow.
28th-30th. Turning stormy Alberta east to Manitoba.

December 2010
1st-3rd. Clearing east to Saskatchewan. Stormy Manitoba.
4th-7th. Fair, then unsettled, with snow from Rockies to Manitoba.
8th-11th. Clearing skies east to Saskatchewan. Flurries Manitoba.
12th-15th. Stormy weather through Alberta, Saskatchewan.
16th-19th. Turning colder.

For more information check out these almanac websites:
Farmer's Almanac
The Old Farmer's Almanac

1 comment:

  1. Since moving to FL I haven't paid to much attention to the Farmers Almanac.. though it does sound like global warming might be out the window..LOL