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Farmer's Almanac predicts 'frosty flip-flop' this winter in Kamloops, Okanagan


The Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting a little bit of everything in the Okanagan and Kamloops this winter including a “frosty flip-flop.”

“It’s going to be mild, it’s going to be cold, and it’s going to go back and forth,” managing editor Sandi Duncan said about the 2021–2022 winter weather forecast for the Okanagan and Kamloops.

“We’re seeing nothing too unusual, not too cold or snowy, more towards average, whatever average is anymore," Duncan said.

Farmers would probably like to get a bit more precipitation than what’s forecasted, she said.

“December and January don’t look too wet, hopefully that’ll be good when the farmers prepare for spring," she said.

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A cheeky map of what Canadians can expect this winter.
A cheeky map of what Canadians can expect this winter.
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Don't expect many extreme weather events this winter, but rather more weather normal patterns.

However, there will stormy weather during the period of Jan. 8 to 11, 2022 as severe Pacific disturbances will bring wind and snow to the Southern Interior. During the period of Feb. 4 to 7, another powerful storm will arrive from across the Pacific.

Most skiers and snowboarders, except for maybe the most die-hard, should be happy with this winter’s snowfall, Duncan said, although January will be mild before the stormy weather.

Across the rest of Canada, the Almanac said there will be a “frosty flop” in February, especially in the Prairies and Rockies, but Canadians further west will be somewhat spared of the extreme cold.

“British Columbia won’t be as frigid, but even out there, an unseasonable chill will be evident during the second week and again during the final days of the month,” reads the Almanac.

Duncan said the Farmer's Almanac is based on a set of mathematical and astronomical rules from 1818.

“These rules help us do forecasts up to a year in advance,” she said, adding that only one person knows the trade secrets. “He is a real person but we keep his identity secret.”

READ MORE: Ready for sweater weather? Farmer's Almanac already offering insights for a Kamloops and Okanagan winter

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