Sorry folks, November is cancelled — it’s officially February now. What started out as light snow in Ontario‘s cottage country last week has now turned into whiteout conditions on the roads.
Winter travel advisories have been issued in several parts of southern Ontario, calling for “brief but intense flurries” that could make it harder to see while driving. The forecasts proved to be correct this morning as people shared photos of the wild conditions.
The “flurries” looked more like heavy snowfall on Highway 8 between Goderich and Clinton, according to one video.
— Alex Masse (@CAlexMasse) November 4, 2021
It’s really starting to look like mid-winter out there.
— Mike (@205mph) November 4, 2021
The affected areas include Grey-Bruce, Huron-Perth and Parry Sound-Muskoka, where a few centimetres of snow could fall by the end of today, according to The Weather Network (TWN).
This is just a taste of what’s heading our way this December, when winter is set to “arrive with more of a force,” the outlet says. While it’s still too early to tell just how wintry it’ll get this December in Ontario, TWN meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham said it’s looking pretty likely that temperatures will be below normal and snowfall amounts above normal.
One thing is definitely clear, though — winter is coming and when it arrives, it’ll be making itself comfortable for quite some time. The Farmer’s Almanac predicts that the cold weather will persist into spring in 2022 in Ontario. Let’s just hope the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow.