The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a more-or-less typical winter for the Peace this year.
Spokesman Jack Burnett says the winter here should be about a half-degree warmer.
“What we’re looking at is the coldest periods to be at the end of November and then at the beginning of December, January and February. There are also a couple of periods in mid-December and the end of December.”
He adds snowfall over the course of the winter will be about five millimetres lower than normal.
“We are looking at the snow being in the second half of November and then it will just be a normal snow-type of winter until heavy snow comes back in the middle of March.”
Burnett says forecasts are based on a recipe that is close to 230 years old. It combines data on solar radiation, local weather information, and historical patterns.
“We try to find a pattern in the past that resembles the present, then we go back in the past and we say ‘Well, would what happened next back then make sense to happen next now’.”