With winter beginning today senior climatologist with Environment Canada says warmer winter means less shovelling.
Dave Phillips says we can still expect snow this season but it won’t be on the ground more than a few days at a time.
Phillips tells The Hawk unseasonably warm weather will do most of the heavy lifting.
“You might be doing less shovelling and ploughing because of the fact that warmer than normal if you do get the snow then just hey! Maybe you can procrastinate and nature will take away what it gave you if it is warmer than normal you might get the next system that comes through which might be two days later that might bring you the rain that will melt the snow.”
Phillips says that although there will still be winter for the Maritimes, the unseasonable temperatures will see the snow lasting less and season itself going by seemingly faster.
“We’re not cancelling winter but I don’t think it’s going to be the boogieman that some people thought it was going to be given the fall we had and what some other forecasts have said.”
Phillips says he’s sure there will still be moments that make you want to pack up and leave, but perhaps less than other years.