Wild win­ter

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Front Page -

Get ready for the win­ter weather that is on the way.

Novem­ber has pro­vided a glimpse of what is to come over the win­ter months for At­lantic Canada.

Ac­cord­ing to the Weather Net­work’s win­ter fore­cast, the re­cent win­ter weather much of New­found­land and Labrador has ex­pe­ri­enced is just a taste of what is on the way.

“A de­vel­op­ing El Niño typ­i­cally sig­nals a milder win­ter across most of the coun­try, and for Western Canada that is ex­actly what we ex­pect for the up­com­ing season,” said Chris Scott, chief me­te­o­rol­o­gist at The Weather Net­work. “For the Western Prairies, this means the ab­nor­mally cold fall has not been a sign of things to come. How­ever, from On­tario to At­lantic Canada we are see­ing a snowy sneak pre­view of what will be­come the dom­i­nant pat­tern for win­ter.”

A more de­tailed look at the con­di­tions ex­pected for At­lantic Canada notes that Novem­ber has pro­vided At­lantic Canada with a pre­view of the long and stormy win­ter that The Weather Net­work in­di­cates is an­tic­i­pated across the re­gion.

An ac­tive storm track from the Gulf of Mex­ico, up the U.S. East Coast and into At­lantic Canada is ex­pected.

While many of th­ese storms will track off­shore and keep snow as the dom­i­nant pre­cip­i­ta­tion type across the re­gion, some of th­ese storms will track fur­ther north. This will bring very mild tem­per­a­tures and rain at times, es­pe­cially to south­ern ar­eas where tem­per­a­tures are fore­cast to balance out to near nor­mal for the season.

The win­ter pat­tern will also likely linger into early spring.

The Weather Net­work tem­per­a­ture out­look for the Mar­itimes and New­found­land and Labrador is near nor­mal for the south­ern Mar­itimes, south­ern and cen­tral New­found­land; be­low nor­mal for the north­ern Mar­itimes and north­ern New­found­land and Labrador

The pre­cip­i­ta­tion out­look is above nor­mal for most of the Mar­itimes and south­ern New­found­land; near nor­mal for north­ern New Brunswick and north­ern New­found­land and Labrador.

Com­plete win­ter fore­cast de­tails, in­clud­ing re­gional break­downs, maps and charts are avail­able at www.theweath­er­net­work.com/win­ter.

SALTWIRE NET­WORK FILE PHOTO

Get ready for the win­ter weather that is on the way.

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