December 10, 2009 —
Be sure to watch Winter Exposed on The Weather Network December 21st to 25th.
Winter 2009-2010 is expected to be a mild one especially in Western Canada. The El Niño weather pattern is once again rearing its head in the Pacific Ocean. Our experts will explain how this will likely affect this winter’s weather outlook. We’ll guide you through the forecast with a synopsis for temperatures and precipitation and let you know what’s expected in all regions of the country this winter and why.
We'll will look back at dramatic weather events from past El Niño years including the ice storm of the century when 4 million people were left to deal with no electricity with freezing temperatures. In the case of 2006-2007, it was so mild with so little snow that Ontario’s largest ski resort had to lay off over a thousand staff members. It was 2006 when Stanley Park in Vancouver was devastated by a windstorm that brought down thousands of trees and left parts of the park closed for close to a year. You’ll see how a town in Newfoundland found itself encased in ice after an ice jam and flood. Some vehicles were entombed in ice as high as the windows!
We’ll ask the question ‘could these kinds of weather events happen again with El Niño in the forecast?’ We’ll also get some insight into how this year’s outlook might affect the weather for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in British Columbia from one of our meteorologists heading to the Games.
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Be sure to watch Winter Exposed! December 21st to 25th.