The number of Canadians going without snow on Christmas will be at its highest since Environment Canada began recording holiday accumulation in 1955, The Globe and Mail reports. While 85 per cent of the country will be snow-covered on Dec. 25, populated regions including several big cities will go without. Meteorologists predict snowfall for the 25 in most of the North, including the territories and northern B.C., Ontario, and Quebec, but some areas that are typically known for getting the most snow, like Winnipeg, will see green instead. Average December temperatures have jumped six or seven degrees above average across the country this year. What little snow has fallen on most southern areas has been washed away by rain. With little chance of snowstorms on the days before Christmas, shoppers will be out in full force, but likely not looking for heavy-duty winter apparel.
Thursday, December 22, 2011