We can finally say that winter is at least halfway over. Only a couple more months of snow, ice, freezing rain ,and unbearable cold before the warm welcome of spring. Shouldn't be too difficult to handle, right?
Well, according to an Environment Canada official, the entire country is going to feel a lot of misery during the rest of the season.
TL;DR An Environment Canada official has confirmed the rest of the winter weather across the country is going to be "miserable" with colder-than-usual temperatures in some parts of the country and wet conditions elsewhere. Specific weather forecasts per province are below.
The climatologist explained that colder-than-average temperatures are on the way and will continue through to the end of the month for most parts of the country. Some cities, like Saskatoon, are even reaching record breaking cold right now. The city reached -42.6 C on Wednesday, the coldest it has been in over 15 years.
All time records for freezing temperatures were broken on February 6 in Alberta and British Columbia, as well. Temperatures up to 25 degrees colder than average for the week lingered across the Praries, lasting for weeks on end.
As for Central Canada and the Maritimes, warming temperatures mean at least a another few days of cool, wet, conditions.
While forecasts called for freezing rain in Ontario and Quebec, according to CTV, a surprising period of relative warmth has produced rain.
The weather has been equally unpredictable in other parts of Ontario, where freezing drizzle will become rain later today and snow by tomorrow. As for the east, Quebec is expecting a wet few days. New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, meanwhile, are preparing for a mizture of hail, snow, and freezing rain.
Speaking to CTV, the Environment Canada official confirmed that there's definitely "misery" across the entire country right now. With no end to the horrible conditions in sight, the hope for an early spring seems farther away than ever.
With the miserable seasonal conditions confirmed to continue for the next month, it's safe to say this is one of the worst winters in recent memory.
Stay tuned for more news on Canada's weather advisories.