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Seasonal forecast calls for more snow

Forecast probability of above-normal precipitation for the period from December 2020 through February 2021. (Environment Canada)

MarketsFarm — Most of Canada should see above-normal snowfall over the next three months, according to updated seasonal forecasts released Monday from Environment Canada.

Weather maps show a 40 to 60 per cent probability of more precipitation than normal across much of the country from December through February, with the heaviest accumulations expected in Quebec.

Only southern Manitoba, parts of northern Ontario, and the far north reaches of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories were forecast to see normal precipitation.

From a temperature standpoint, above-normal temperatures are forecast across much of the southern reaches of the country, including all of the agricultural areas of Manitoba. Southern Saskatchewan and south-central Alberta also have an increased probability of above-normal temperatures, while the northern Prairies are forecast to see normal winter temperatures.

Colder-than-normal temperatures are forecast for Yukon and the Northwest Territories, with Hudson Bay also likely to see colder weather.

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