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This just came in from Environment Canada,

TORONTO - Environment Canada says it appears the country will have to endure its coldest winter in almost 15 years as everyone is reminded what a real Canadian winter feels like.


Senior climatologist David Phillips says Canada has had a number of warmer than normal winters in recent years, but this December through February is forecast to be one of the harshest in recent memory.


With the exception of a small pocket in southern Ontario, the entire country is coloured blue for colder than normal on Environment Canada's weather map.


Precipitation forecasts are less reliable, but Phillips says the colder winter will likely result in a lot of white Christmas' across the country.


Last year, a number of traditionally cold and snow-covered cities like Quebec City, Ottawa and Timmins, Ont., had their first green Christmas in decades.


Phillips says a cold winter with lots of snow is good for the economy, and will likely push people into doing their Christmas shopping and booking holidays to escape the cold.


"I always think it's good for the economy when weather is behaving like it should, when winters are cold and summers are hot," he said.


"With the Canadian dollar the way it is and with this colder than normal weather, it very well may be that the busiest people in the country are travel agents."


Phillips says the forecast for cold weather is being triggered by La Nina, a period of lower than normal temperatures in the Pacific Ocean.

:christmas: :thumbsup: :hallo1: :lol: :lmao: :cool: w00t :p :) :D
 

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I heard on the radio too !!!

Hopefully people were ordering their OFSC trail permits today to save 50 bucks.
 

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Good news, hopefully the lakes will freeze completely causing less evaporation and higher spring water levels.
 

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Looking good so far. Places are getting snow & temps are dropping :thumbsup: Could be some good riding in Ontario in a week or 2. Last year people were complaining that they have not rode there sled yet & it is the 3rd week of Jan. Lets hope they are right & the temp don't jump back up.
 

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-18 this morning and the bay infront of me has frozen over. You could be right, the season may indeed start early!
 

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Got down to -24c last night and they are forecasting another foot and a half of snow in the next 2 days ..Half hour north of me recieved over 50 cm of snow in a day and a half.. :christmas:
 

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Just came back from Peterborough from my daughter's hockey tournament. People are already snowmobiling over there. They have over 2 feet of snow already and calling for another foot within the next few days.
Also, from Orangeville to North Bay, there's storm warnings with 15-20cm of snow tomorow day and then night!!
We might be sledding sooner than expected!! :christmas: :thumbsup: :hallo1:
 

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Around north bay if you add up the expected snow to come its around 40-50 cm by tuesday if the radio man is right. Lets hope he is!!!. Been a few years since ive sleded on Christmas break!
 

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Good news, hopefully the lakes will freeze completely causing less evaporation and higher spring water levels.[/b]

No No No Cory9 that means less lake effect snow!
Kidding, as much as we need the snow, G-bay needs the water, I spend alot of my summer on the bay and it started low and stayed low all year.
We need lots Of Colorado lows to bring us snow than.
 
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