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January 20, 2011 13:43 ET

The Weather Network's Winter Outlook Update

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2011) - The Weather Network has just announced its winter update for the months of January through to March. While much of the stormy 2010/2011 winter outlook still holds, changes in impending weather patterns will result in a shift from the kind of weather that kicked off the winter.

For the rest of the winter months and into the early spring, persisting La Niña conditions and a shift in the weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere will result in the following conditions across Canada:

  • Spells of milder weather for Southern BC and Southern Alberta along with stormier weather at times, followed by bouts of cold.
  • Near to below average temperatures across most of Saskatchewan and Manitoba with near to slightly above average precipitation across much of the Prairies, especially the Grain Belt.
  • More pronounced Arctic air outbreaks across Central and Eastern Canada than have been seen so far. However, they will tend to be shorter-lived.
  • More frequent colder periods in Atlantic Canada. Although little change in storm frequency is expected, precipitation amounts will be closer to normal for the remainder of winter.
  • Snowier pattern in Ontario and Southern Quebec with a potential for short lived thaws in southern sections will become more frequent in March. The end result will be winter temperatures averaging near normal by the end of March while the stormier weather will bring precipitation amounts up to normal or, especially in Southwestern Ontario, a little above.
  • Not quite as mild in Nunavut and not quite as bitter in western parts of the Territories as the cold eases a little in Yukon and adjacent areas.

Further information about the winter update is available at theweathernetwork.com and on WeatherEye HD for iPad users.

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