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Winnipeg ‘Guaranteed’ to Have White Christmas Along with Frigid Temperatures

December 20, 2017 9:52 AM | News

Snow Stuck

People push a stuck car after two days of snow in Winnipeg, Wednesday, December 7, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Depending on where you live in Canada, your dreams of having a white Christmas may come down to the wire.

Aside from precipitation on the ground to beautify the holiday season, The Weather Network’s Holiday Snow Report is forecasting one of the coldest Christmases in quite some time for parts of Canada.

“It’s safe to say Canadians will be tracking more than Santa’s sleigh this Christmas Eve,” said Chris Scott, chief meteorologist with The Weather Network.


“This active weather pattern has the potential to bring a wide range of precipitation types — snow, rain, freezing rain—so those planning to travel over the holidays should keep a close eye on the fast-changing weather.”

On the Prairies, bitter cold temperatures with accompanying wind chills will be the main story this holiday season. Most of the region will have a white Christmas, including Winnipeg, which TWN says is “guaranteed.” Elsewhere in the region, snow cover will be rather thin for a few cities, including Regina and Edmonton.

The only major city not waking up to snow on the ground on the 25th will likely be Victoria, B.C., with a “slight chance” of precipitation in eastern Canada, including Halifax and Charlottetown.