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Brace for some 'harsh bites' this winter


Don't write off Canadian winters just yet
Don't write off Canadian winters just yet

Staff writers

November 21, 2012 — After one of mildest winters on record last year, meteorologists at The Weather Network say, don't write off Canadian winters just yet.

Even the birds were confused by the lack of snow and mild temperatures last winter
Even the birds were confused by the lack of snow and mild temperatures last winter

The winter of 2011/12 has been described by some experts as a winter that was "missing in action." 

Milder temperatures and a lack of snow left many Canadians wondering if the frosty season would ever arrive. 

Based on records dating back to 1948, the national average temperature last winter was 3.6 degrees above normal. That was the third warmest winter on record. 

It was also the second driest on record with precipitation 18 percent below normal. 

Although the trend has been milder for the past couple of winters in Canada, meteorologists expect a more typical season this year.

"Unlike last year, most places are bound to see a few harsh bites," says Bryn Jones, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. 

Wondering what to expect in your area?

Be sure to check back on Monday, November 26 as The Weather Network releases the Winter Outlook for 2012/13. You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV for complete coverage on the winter season ahead.

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