The weather this past month in Saskatchewan is a foreshadowing of what is to come.
In general terms, the Weather Network’s winter forecast calls for a cold winter with more snow than usual.
Meteorologist Michael Carter says the silver lining is that farmers who have been dealing with drought will have increased snowpack to help recharge the soil moisture.
As we have already seen in November, there will be extended periods of bitterly cold weather, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be warmer days as well. There will just be fewer of them, Carter says.
On average, it will be a colder than normal winter, according to the Weather Network’s forecast with above normal snowfall.
Carter explains that it will be a La Nina winter with cold water developing off the Pacific, which amps up our jet stream, meaning more moisture coming from the west and more shots of Arctic air.