By Sarah Klein
Canadians can expect a more typical winter weather-wise this season, according to The Weather Network.
The national weather broadcaster released its winter outlook on Monday, covering December, January and February.
“We are likely to get more of a winter this year than what Mother Nature delivered last year, but it won’t necessarily be brutal either,” said Chris Scott, the network’s director of meteorology. “Last winter’s tame conditions were unusual; whereas this year it’s unlikely your snowbrushes and shovels will have a chance to collect dust.”
Western Canada, including the Prairies, is expected to see near normal temperatures from British Columbia through to the Manitoba/Ontario border. Much of the northern Prairies and Northwest Territories are likely to experience below normal, while all other regions are forecast to have near normal temperatures.
The Weather Network also says Manitoba can expect near normal temperatures for the northeastern and southern parts of the province, with below normal temperatures elsewhere.
For those who love the snow, you may have to look towards Quebec and the Maritime provinces, who are expected to receive above normal precipitation. Manitoba will be in line with near normal amounts of snowfall.
Winter officially arrives on Friday, December 21.