WINNIPEG — The good news (if you can find any) about the upcoming winter season is Manitoba looks to be on track for near normal precipitation. The bad news? It’s going to get really, really cold.
The Weather Network released their winter outlook Tuesday, painting the picture for how the frigid season will play out throughout the country.
The Prairie provinces should expect below normal temperatures, with most areas stretching from Alberta east to Manitoba to see near normal precipitation, except for the extreme southern part of Alberta which will be below normal.
If you’re dressing up as Mary Poppins for Halloween on Friday, you may want to leave the umbrella at home.
The Weather Network has come out with its forecast for the “spookiest night of the year,” preparing Canadians coast-to-coast for the conditions in their area as kids hit the street to collect their sugary loot.
Dry conditions, but with a brisk wind, will make their way into the prairie provinces for Halloween night across Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Halloween is exactly one week away. Besides kids planning their costumes, they may also want to think about how to dress for the weather.
The annual candy-filled trek up city streets to collect as many sugary treats as possible is typically on the colder side of things weather-wise.
The Weather Network has come out with their Halloween night weather outlook for the country, giving Canadians a look at what to expect on October 31.
“We know weather is a major factor when choosing your kids’ costumes and it’s important to us to let parents know what to expect before they send their little ghosts and goblins out trick-or-treating,” said Dayna Vettese, meteorologist at The Weather Network. “Near the end of October, weather tends to be changeable and variable from coast to coast as fall is a season of drastic transitions.”
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.