- The Weather Network has just released a Quebec-specific forecast for fall.
- Plus, they look into what this winter season is going to bring...
- All I'm going to say is... get ready for snow.
The Weather Network has officially arrived with their fall and early-winter forecast for Canada. Thanks to their meteorologists, we now know what we can expect weather-wise for the upcoming months, in Quebec and across the country.
Sometimes I think you'll all have my head one day for these weather posts, but I swear we don't plan this stuff.
So, curse me all you want, I know you will and I will survive, such is the job of the messenger. It is my destiny to be shot... over the weather.
Plus, this week's weather forecast falls in line with what The Weather Network is expecting for us for much of the rest of the season.
And, as an added bonus, they've given an "exclusive sneak peek" at what the 2019-2020 winter season will look and fee like.
According to The Weather Network's fall and early-winter forecast, the fall is going to look a lot like the summer did, with warmth being highest on the coasts and the rest of the country living with normal seasonal temperatures.
The Weather Network also notes that Ontario and Quebec will benefit from a drier season this fall, which should mean great news for the fall foliage display.
As mentioned in my Fall Foliage Forecast, linked below, prime conditions for the brightest fall colours come with a good balance of moisture and not too much wind.
For Quebec in particular, fall is going to live up to its name as a transitional season as the province is slated to see extended periods of both warmer and cooler temperatures as we move through autumn.
However, temperatures will be steadily dropping as we move through the upcoming months.
The map above shows that regions north of the St. Lawrence are expected to see trends slightly cooler than the normal seasonal temperature, and the inverse will be true for those regions south of the St. Lawrence.
Central and northern parts of the province are likely to see a little bit more precipitation than normal due to an active storm front that will be hitting the Great Lakes regions.
The region highlighted in green above is likely to see this above-normal precipitation in what they're calling the "battle zone," an area that may continue to see significant snow this winter as well.
The Weather Network actually provided a "sneak peek" into winter weather, which you can find below.
The Weather Network suggests savouring the more mild fall weather for regions near the Great Lakes, because we could be in for a doozy of a winter.
The map above shows B.C. and most of the west coast enjoying above normal temperatures this early winter which will mean milder conditions for them.
The area highlighted in blue, however, will see a colder-than-average winter with, "heightened risk of extended periods of severe winter weather."
While things can change, meteorologists will be keeping an eye on ocean water temperatures, as there is noticeably warm water on the Pacific which can be a huge "driver" of winter weather patterns.
December could deliver a "battle zone," of winter weather tracking from the Great Lakes to Atlantic Canada (essentially ploughing through Quebec) if a warm pattern from the Eastern United States meets with the colder temperatures that are lingering around the Great Lakes.
I guess we knew it was coming and we can't be surprised if it's another classic Quebec winter.
At least we've got a heads up.