Whether we like it or not, winter is coming to Mississauga. Of course, it’s only the start of November, so there’s no need to panic just yet, but you do need to start getting into that blustery, cold mindset.
Now, officially, winter doesn’t start until December 21st, but we all know that’s not how it works in reality. As soon as we see those first flecks of snow, we know that’s it; we’re in deep for five to six straight months of a winter wonderland. Although, truth be told, there’s been far more rain this year than years past, so it’s not like we’ve been spoiled weather-wise in 2019.
Well, we’re only a month away from truly terrible weather setting in and we wanted to take a quick look at some weather predictions for the year, so as to get an idea of exactly what we’re in for.
Each year there’s a little book that comes out called the Farmers’ Almanac that predicts the weather for 16 months across seven zones in North America. The book is notoriously accurate at forecasting the weather and, sadly, it’s predicting that we’re in for another bitter cold haul.
Peter Geiger, Editor of the Almanac, says that “our long-range forecast is calling for yet another freezing, frigid, and frosty winter for two-thirds of the country […] As the freezing air blows across the Great Lakes, intense bursts of heavy snow showers and squalls could, in extreme cases, deposit perhaps 70 cm in just a single day, especially in the snowbelt of Ontario.”
Geiger’s forecast is also predicting a long winter that lasts until mid-to-late April, so you better pull out those winter clothes now and make some space in your wardrobe for half the year. As for when the winter will begin, the Almanac is predicting lots of rain and some sleet for early-to-mid December. They say it’s a little hard to say if December 25th will be snowy, but that there is certainly the chance for a white Christmas. So strap in folks, we’re in for the long haul.