Halton Could Get its Snowiest Winter in a Decade
You either love it or you hate it - the white stuff has already fallen and we're bound to see more of it. But how much is too much?
The Weather Network has predicted that this winter will be the Greater Toronto Area's (GTA) snowiest one in a decade.
This winter will be comparable to the winter of 2007/2008, when Pearson airport had its snowiest winter on record, according to The Weather Network.
"As a whole, Canadians should expect a wild ride from start to finish,” said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network in the report for winter 2017/2018.
Across Canada, Scott said that "it's safe to say we’ll all be participating in winter this year."
So, if you're a skiier, snowboarder, or someone who really likes making snowmen, perhaps that's good news.
If you're a driver? Not so much.
But though the GTA is slated for lots of snow, it doesn't look like Ontario will take the brunt of winter's wrath.
"La Nina has a reputation for focusing the coldest and most active winter weather across Western Canada, with a more variable, but often milder and stormy pattern from the Great Lakes to Atlantic Canada," said The Weather Network.
In fact, mid-winter in the GTA, The Weather Network predicts the cold and the snow will relax with some extended, milder weather, so we'll get a break amidst it all.
The cold will focus on northwestern Ontario (phew) with colder than normal temperatures expected.
Still, we should prepare ourselves for some icy days -- there's also an increased threat of freezing rain this winter, which isn't good for anyone.
Bundle up, Halton!