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A favourable fall is expected. Here's the season outlook

Reference: CTV News

KITCHENER -- It may be a fall for golfers and not skiers. Environment Canada is forecasting a pleasant season, with milder and drier conditions.

“I wouldn’t be putting the snow tires on or storing the patio furniture away just yet,” said Environment Canada Senior Climatologist David Phillips about a promising autumn prediction.

The Autumnal Equinox is Sept. 22, but Environment Canada’s fall outlook focuses on Meteorological Fall which includes September, October and November. According to Phillips, the prediction this year is for a milder and drier fall season.

"It doesn’t mean you can’t get frost on the pumpkin or snow before Halloween, those things happen," Phillips said. "Models suggest it is going to be favourable.”

On average, the months of September through November receive about 75 to 85 mm of precipitation each in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Most of that precipitation falls as rain rather than snow. According to Phillips, in October roughly 1.5 cm of snow falls in KW, on average, along with 13 cm in November... Read More