Canada's Complete 2018 Winter Forecast - MTL Blog

Canada's Complete 2018 Winter Forecast

Here's what you can expect.

When it comes to the weather, most sites have a hard time being reliable. But there is one website that almost always gets it right, the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

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Their long term forecasts are 80% accurate and it's actually pretty spooky how often their predictions are dead-on.

 TL;DR In a hurry? Check out this map for winter weather highlights across Canada

Via Accuweather

Here's what we can expect for winter 2018 in Canada:

Atlantic Canada 

  • New Bruswick: Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, Bathurst, Edmundston
  • Newfoundland & Labrador: Saint John's, Corner Brook, Bay Roberts, Gander, Carbonear
  • Nova Scotia: Halifax, Truro, New Glasgow, Glace Bay, Sydney Mines
  • P.E.I.: Charlottetown, Summerside
  • Quebec: Rimouski, Hauterive, Matane, Baie-Comeau, Mont-Joli

Winter Temperatures: Above normal 

Coldest periods: Late December, early to mid-January, and early to mid-February.

Precipitation: Below normal in the northeast and above normal in the southwest.

Snow: Above normal in the southeast and below normal in the northwest

Snowiest Period: Mid and late January, mid-February, and early March.

Southern Quebec

  • Ontario: Ottawa, Kingston, Kanata, Belleville, Cornwall
  • Quebec: Montreal, Quebec, Sherbrooke, Drummondville, Shawinigan

Winter Temperatures: Slightly below-normal

Coldest periods: Late December into the first half of January and in late January and early and mid-February

Precipitation: Above-normal 

Snow: Snowier than normal in most locations

Snowiest Period: Early December, late February, and mid-March. 

Southern Ontario

  • Ontario: Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Windsor

Winter Temperatures: Close to normal

Coldest periods: Mid and late December, early and late January, and early February.

Precipitation: Above-normal 

Snow: Above-normal 

Snowiest Period: Early December, mid-February, and early to mid-March.  

The Praries

  • Alberta: Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat
  • Manitoba: Winnipeg, Brandon, Portage, La Prairie, Steinbach, Selkirk
  • Sasktachewan: Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, North Battleford

Winter Temperatures: Colder than normal

Coldest periods: Mid to late December, early January, and mid- to late January

Precipitation: Above-normal

Snow: Above-normal

Snowiest Period: Early to mid-December, mid- and late January, late February, and mid- to late April.

Southern British Columbia 

  • B.C.: Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Nanaimo

Winter Temperatures: Near-normal temperatures

Coldest periods: Late December, early January, and late February

Precipitation: Above-normal 

Snow: Above-normal 

Snowiest Period: Early to mid-January and late February


  • Yukon Territory: Whitehorse

Winter Temperatures: Below normal

Coldest periods: Mid-November, late December, and early and mid-January. 

Precipitation: Above-normal 

Snow: Above-normal 

Snowiest Period: Early and late November, mid-January, and early February. 

Northwest Territories 

  • Northwest Territories: Yellowknife, Inuvik, Hay River

Winter Temperatures: Below normal

Coldest periods: Early and mid- to late December, much of January, early to mid-February, and late February into early March

Precipitation: Above-normal 

Snow: Above-normal 

Snowiest Period: Early to mid- and mid- to late November and early March.


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