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The Weather Network predicts wild winter

The Weather Network predicts wild winter

However, the pattern will relax at times with an extended period of milder weather expected mid-winter.

Sudbury turned from green to white in a hurry as the Nickel City was blanketed in snow over the weekend and there's plenty more where that came from, according to Weather Network meteorologist Michael Carter.

Scott says this year's La Nina weather system bears a striking resemblance to that of 2007-2008, when Toronto recorded its snowiest winter ever.

If The Weather Network's Doug Gillham could use one word to describe the upcoming winter season in Nova Scotia, it would be "stormy".

More snow, colder temperatures, and cold snaps are all on tap for Sudbury this winter, but how long will it last? "The Great Lakes region and Sudbury, and most of Northeaster Ontario should be on the lookout for a very active winter".

With an abundance of snowfall and storms expected across the country, Canadians should pay extra close attention to the daily forecast as winter weather conditions can develop rapidly. Southeastern B.C., southern Alberta, southern Saskatchewan, southern and central Ontario, southern Quebec, and much of the Maritime provinces all fall into The Weather Network's "above-normal" precipitation forecast for this winter.

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The latest long-range weather outlook suggests we may have a stormy winter ahead. Temperatures should still be cold enough for an abundance of snow and ice, but periods of milder weather and rain will keep the snowbanks from getting as high as they did during the infamous winter of 2014-2015.

Sudburians lucked out in a sense in the winter of 2016-17 as temperatures were well above average through January and February where average max temperatures were -4 degrees Celsius and -2.8 degrees Celsius, compared to averages of -8 and -5.5.

"Certainly active is the case across all of Canada this year with above normal precipitation nearly everywhere", said Carter.

The meteorologist said a developing La Nina is partially to blame, the colder-than-normal water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean near the equator generally contribute to increased weather activity. There is also a heightened threat for freezing rain at times across the south.

But in the Maritimes, where slightly higher temperatures are expected, the precipitation could make for some sloppy conditions.