What a triple-dip of La Niña will mean for the Canadian winter


Who wins and who loses in the weather lottery all depends on where you live and what business you are in.

For those in the farming business, too cold and too dry are usually not good for a winter outlook, but it appears areas of the Prairies that could really use more precipitation may lose out on the snow lottery.

Brett Anderson, senior meteorologist with Accuweather, says a likely “triple-dip” of three La Niña years in a row could spell continued dryness in the west and bitter cold for Alberta and Saskatchewan, but a milder than usual winter season for Ontario and Quebec.

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Of course, the 75 per cent chance of a La Niña could be wrong, and what then? Would the Prairies get much needed moisture, and would the east be plunged in to the deep freeze?

For an explanation of what factors are converging to lead to this forecast, Anderson speaks with RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner:

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