Old Farmer’s Almanac Canada Winter 2022/23 Forecast: A ‘Sneaky Cold’ Winter Predicted

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Canada winter forecast 2022/23. Credit: Old Farmer’s Almanac

Are you ready for a “chilling” prediction? The 2023 Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition predicts a “Sneaky Cold” winter. The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been helping readers to prepare for the season ahead with its 80 percent–accurate weather forecasts since 1791.

The 2023 Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition has arrived with a winter weather warning: Most Canadians should be prepared for a typically chilled season—but with bouts of “sneaky cold.”

“Frosty, frigid, freezing … however you say ‘cold,’ that’s what’s in store for most Canadians this winter. But as an added ‘bonus,’ we also expect a number of unusual mini-deep-freezes throughout many parts of the country, which will sneak up and surprise with their intensity.”

– Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition

2022–2023 Canadian Winter Forecast Summary

Winter will arrive early, with cold temperatures dropping down from the Yukon and northern Alberta to settle in across the Prairies and into southern Ontario and southwest Quebec.

By mid-to-late November 2022, icebox conditions will arrive—to likely worsen as the season progresses. For example, in January, temperatures on the Prairies will average 7°C below normal. 

While temperatures throughout the rest of Canada will be normal or nearly so, this doesn’t mean that these areas will be spared their own winter woes: Several major snowstorms are predicted for southern Quebec and Atlantic Canada, with the first arriving before the end of November!

Much of Ontario will also see increased snow, while the southern portions of the Prairies and most of British Columbia will sometimes be more wet than white, with sleet and freezing rain more prevalent than usual. 

See the full Canadian weather forecast by region for all 12 months in the 2023 Almanac.

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One thought on “Old Farmer’s Almanac Canada Winter 2022/23 Forecast: A ‘Sneaky Cold’ Winter Predicted

  1. They CLAIM 80% accuracy… their actual calculated accuracy is approx 49-50%.
    Southern AB/SK going to have a wet winter?!? That has NEVER happened. It will be cold and dry there, or perhaps extremely cold and dry.

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