Winter always comes, just ask the Stark family. People are already looking ahead to the season and how to prepare for it, and, yep, AccuWeather’s 2019-2020 Ontario winter forecast threatens a pretty, pretty cold one this time around. Think storms, heavy snow, and generally harsh conditions, although, of course, it naturally varies depending on location.
Winter weather predictions can be a bit stressful to think about but it is always best to get an idea of what’s to come in the bleakest seasons.
AccuWeather’s report breaks down which parts of the province will face a harsher winter than others. According to the report, northwestern Ontario will be dealing with a pretty cold winter throughout the months.
For the rest of the province, though, it looks like the name of the game will be storms. You should probably expect to deal with some crazy weather come December and into January.
If you happen to live in the GTA or the Ottawa Valley regions, the report suggests this particular weather pattern could bring some huge snowfalls into these specific regions, too. Which sounds, y’know, awesome.
And if you think that’s it, think again. The chances are that the very cold air could result in localized lake-effect snow, so brace yourselves. It could be great for winter sports, but commuting and general existence? Not so much.
There is also some potential for a lot of ice or sleet situations hitting southern Ontario, especially during the middle of winter, according to the report.
Depending on where you live, though, you may be able to expect some near-average daytime highs, and even some above-average nighttime lows because of increased cloud cover.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts the coldest periods will be in mid- to late November, January, early and late February, and early March.
Don’t expect it to be the same across all of Canada, however. Just last week, parts of Manitoba already experienced their first bit of winter weather and even had some kids playing puck on the road. Ontarians, it could be worse!
Winter doesn’t start for another couple of months, but some other places across Canada can expect to see some snow before the season changes.
Wherever you live, make sure you start preparing yourself for winter before it’s too late!