Almanac predicts cold, snowy winter in Sask.

Jack Burnett, Managing Editor of the Old Famer’s Almanac, Canadian edition joined Good Morning Saskatchewan to talk about this winter’s forecast. The almanac considers several different factors when developing their annual forecast, much of which involves astronomy and meteorology.

“We’re looking for a winter that’s colder (and) with more precipitation,” explained Burnett.

Sun dogs over Regina. Photo by Cody Glydon

It’s also expected that the coldest parts of the winter will be in the middle of November and from the end of December into the beginning of January.

“We don’t see really heavy, long sieges of bitter cold after February,” Burnett said.

He did note, however, the snowiest periods of the winter will be near the start of November, first week of February, and the last week of March.

“It’ll be like a hard core Saskatchewan winter and where the heavy cold and heavy snow overlap, is really the first week of February,” Burnett thinks.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is out now. You can hear our full interview with Burnett below:

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