'Classic' winter? Here's where we blew it (and what's next)

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Our winter forecast highlighted that this winter would bring a return to classic Canadian winter weather and that this winter would be quite different from the previous winter.

For most of Canada (geographically), this worked out very well. However, for a small percentage of the land (in which several million people live), this was truly a blown forecast. For the Greater Toronto Area, Niagara, and adjacent areas of southern and eastern Ontario, winter got off to a strong start in December, but January and February have been very mild with limited snowfall – not a classic Canadian winter!

So what happened? What follows is a discussion of the science behind the blown forecast and a look ahead to spring.

Ready to get out in the garden? Don't miss our #SpringForecast on Monday, February 27 at 9pm ET for more great tips from the experts

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