I spend hours looking through every long term forecast I could find and the one thing they all have in common is that they all claims that the worst part of winter is either over or that it will be over within the next two weeks. .
According to the Weather Channel's forecast for the eastern parts of North America, all the coldest temperatures of the season happened in December and during the first half of January. So the worst is behind us.
The Weather Network was a little more pessimistic, it forecasts that the last shitty part of winter is scheduled for this week and the first week of February. So we only have about 2 weeks left before things start warming up. Still a pretty good outlook.
And now for theAccuweather forecast. They claim most of Canada will be much warmer than normal especially in February.
Finally, we looked at the weather forecast for the town with the most famous Groundhog of all, Punxsutawney Phil. If the sky is cloudy, then he will not see his shadow, and so far the weather forecast for the town of Punxsutawney is "Mostly Cloudy".
But just in case that's still not enough to convince you, consider this:
The end of Meteorological winter in February 28th, which means spring is less than 40 days away!
I'm not the only one pissed off about the weather we've been experiencing lately. Montrealers have been expressing their hatred for the non-stop precipitation on twitter and the are results are hilarious.
Winter 2017 has been confusing to say the least. You never know what to expect when you wake up in the morning, and although it feels like winter is over, the cold temperatures seem to be sticking around.
Luckily, The Weather Network has released the entire 2017 Spring forecast so we now know exactly what to expect for the next three months.
There is huge snowstorm headed towards Quebec this weekend, and according to Environment Canada, that storm will be dumping up to 20cm of snow in one day, followed by another 5-10 centimeters a couple of days later.
If that wasn't bad enough, the depression system responsible for that storm will also be bringing the icy temperatures along for the ride.
So it's safe to say we can say goodbye to any hope of having and Indian Summer this year.
But don't panic too much!
So far things look pretty good for Montreal, it seems like the storm will be hitting closer to Quebec city, so as long as there aren't any major wind shifts, then we should be avoiding most of the chaos.
If the weather doesn't change, it looks like we might only get a maximum of 5cm of snow on Sunday, which would be a lot more manageable than 20cm.
After all no one wants to wake up to a snowstorm on a Monday morning.