The Weather Network

November 29, 2007 05:00 ET

The Weather Network: Above Normal Precipitation to Dominate Most Regions of the Country

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2007) - The Weather Network issues Canada's winter forecast and is calling for many areas of the country to be dominated by below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

For residents living along Canada's southern border, a near normal winter is expected, with the exception of southwestern Ontario, which will be the only region in Canada to see drier and warmer conditions this winter.

"Current forecast models are predicting more east coast storms and for the west, an intense, fast moving Alberta Clipper storm track developing east of the Rocky Mountains that will primarily affect the Prairies, for the second half of the winter" says meteorologist Jose Varela of The Weather Network. "For the beginning of winter, the jet stream will be flexible, allowing weather systems to play havoc across most of the country."

Following is a look at what Canadians can expect this winter:

- British Columbia residents can expect near normal temperatures across most of the province. Above normal precipitation is forecasted for Northern British Columbia.

- Most areas of the Prairie provinces can anticipate above normal precipitation and below normal temperatures for the winter months. Southern areas of the region are forecasted to be near normal.

- Above normal precipitation is predicted for large areas of Ontario and Quebec for the winter months, precipitation totals in extreme southwestern Ontario are expected to be below normal.

- Residents of Atlantic Canada can anticipate near normal temperatures for the winter months, a large part of the region can expect to see above normal precipitation.

- Most of Northern Canada can look for cold arctic air to keep temperatures below normal. Southern areas of Yukon and Northwest Territories will see below normal precipitation for the winter months.

Winter is getting ready to make its return, and Canadians will need to be prepared," says Judy Brossmann Marketing Manager for The Weather Network. "The Weather Network makes it easy for Canadians to always be prepared by offering the most up-to-date and reliable weather and traffic information on TV, online and on your cell phone. You can plan ahead and check the current status of conditions no matter where you are. Visit theweathernetwork.com to see the many tools that will help you stay informed and prepared this winter."

Watch The Weather Network on cable or satellite beginning November 29th for winter forecast reports including national temperature and precipitation maps or visit theweathernetwork.com.



The Weather Network's Winter 2007-08 Outlook

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Region Temperature Outlook Precipitation Outlook
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British Near normal across Above normal in the north and
Columbia the province. central regions, near normal
for southern areas of
the province.
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Alberta Below normal for the Above normal for most areas
north. Near normal of the province. Below normal
elsewhere. for extreme southern areas of
the province.
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Saskatchewan Below normal for most Above normal for most parts of
parts of the province, the province, including the
including the city of cities of Saskatoon and
Saskatoon. Expect near Regina. Expect near normal
normal temperatures precipitation for southern
for southern areas of areas of the province.
the province.
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Manitoba Below normal for most Above normal for most parts of
of the province. the province. Expect near
Expect near normal normal precipitation for the
temperatures for extreme southern &
southern areas of the northeastern areas of
province. the province.
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Ontario Below normal for Above normal for Northern
northwestern areas of Ontario. Below normal
the province. Above precipitation for the
normal for regions near southwestern areas of the
the Great Lakes and province, including the cities
southwestern areas of of Toronto and Windsor. Near
the province. Near normal elsewhere.
normal elsewhere.
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Quebec Near normal for most Above normal for central parts
parts of the province. of the province. Near normal
Below normal for for southern Quebec, including
northwestern areas of the cities of Montreal, Quebec
the province. and Sherbrooke.
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The Maritimes and Near normal. Above normal across the
Newfoundland & Atlantic Provinces, but near
Labrador normal for the southern tip of
Nova Scotia including the city
of Yarmouth.
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Yukon, Northwest Near normal for Yukon Near normal for most regions,
Territories, Nunavut and extreme Northern including the cities Baker
Nunavut including Lake and Iqaluit. Expect above
Iqaluit. Below normal normal precipitation for
elsewhere. southern Yukon and Northwest
Territories, including the
city of Whitehorse, and the
towns of Hay River and
Fort Smith.
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