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More snow, colder temperatures ahead: Farmers Almanac

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CALGARY (660 NEWS) – It’s not even Labour Day, but maybe you should be thinking about a nice warm winter coat.

The Canadian Farmers Almanac has released its forecast for the coming winter calling it “The Winter of the Great Divide: Wet, white, and wild in the West, everything crazy in the East.”

According to the Almanac, the eastern provinces and Atlantic Canada will see unseasonably mild conditions for much of the winter season.

However, Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes could see the worst of the snow, particularly in the second weeks of January and February with possibilities of spring storms.

“There’s probably four or five major storms that I believe you’re going to see,” said Peter Geiger, the editor with the Farmers Almanac.

“Then it’s going to end March 24-27 with a storm that kind of is a big ending for the end of March, and then we get into springtime, it will actually be spring.”

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The writers of the Almanac said western Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and eastern British Columbia could also experience much colder than normal winter temperatures.

If you like snow, there’s could be plenty of it as the forecast is calling for above-normal accumulation for Alberta and the rest of the prairies.

Geiger anticipates the snow and wintery weather could arrive by the middle of November.

If you’re hoping to grab the latest copy of the Almanac at your local store, you’re out of luck.

This is the first year the publication is being released in a digital-only format on its website.