Forecasters predict another snowy winter

Get the snow shovels ready; meteorologists are predicting another snowy winter in the Elk Valley.

  • Oct. 29, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Get the snow shovels ready; meteorologists are predicting another snowy winter in the Elk Valley.

Forecasters at Environment Canada say last year’s La Nina weather pattern is continuing this year, meaning lots of snow is likely.

“Last year was a strong La Nina and this year it is slightly weaker, so maybe it won’t be quite as snowy as last winter,” said Gary Dickinson, Environment Canada meteorologist.

“But still, we will see slightly colder than normal ocean temperatures this winter, and that means slightly above normal precipitation and slightly lower temperatures.

“I think it’s safe to say there will be a lot of snow in the next six months.”

Dickinson also said La Nina will continue for the next few years.

“This weather cycle typically takes eight to 10 years,” he said. “So La Nina will probably stay around for the next three or four years before changing back to El Nino.”

Matt Mosteller at Fernie Alpine Resort said the report was very exciting.

 

“We are doing a Thank You snow dance every day!” he said. “So stoked to see Mother Nature bring La Nina Back for another epic snow winter at Fernie Alpine Resort!”

 

 

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