The Old Farmer's Almanac has just released its newest edition, released annually every September.

Jack Burnett is the Managing Editor of the Old Farmer's Almanac. He says that the winter will be calling for slightly more precipitation, but less of it in the form of snow thanks to slightly warmer temperatures.

"Lots of storms coming through. It's really going to be a traditional prairie type of winter. What we see though is more moisture in the air. So the temperatures are going to be ever so slightly not so cold as normal. They're still going to be cold and spells of very very cold but on average next spring when we look back at the winter it was just slightly more warm than normal."

Taking a look further afield, heading into spring and summer, Burnett says that the spring will look pretty normal with nothing too far off the scales one way or another. But he says that it'll be slightly cooler than normal and slightly rainier than normal in the southwest, while the rest of the southern portion of the province will be slightly drier in comparison.

The Almanac has been predicting weather since 1792 and usually sits with an average accuracy rate of around 80 percent, and Burnett says that their meteorologists have been experimenting with some tweaks to their algorithms to boost that number in the face of ongoing climate change.

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