Most of Canada to have a white Christmas: Environment Canadas David Phillips

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A pair of horses run through a pasture below the Mintlaw Bridge about 10 kilometres southwest of Red Deer, Alta. Photo by The Canadian Press

Most of Canada will see a white Christmas.
But Environment Canada's senior climatologist David Phillips adds about one-quarter of Canadians will see a green Christmas.
He says areas that won't have at least two centimetres of snow on the ground Christmas morning are Vancouver Island, southern B.C., southern Ontario areas including Windsor, Niagara, London, Kitchener, Hamilton, Toronto and along the north shore of Lake Erie, as well as St. John's, N.L.
Phillips says Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island may be getting some snow today and Thursday but also some rain, so it's a question of whether they get that 2 cm or not -- although he thinks they won't have a white Christmas.
He says northern and central B.C., all of the Prairies, northern and central and eastern Ontario, all of Quebec, New Brunswick, most of Newfoundland and Labrador, and all of Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon will have a white Christmas.
Phillips says among Canada's major cities, Ottawa, which currently has 32 cm on the ground, will have the whitest Christmas while Whistler, B.C., will be the resort with the most snow, with the current measurement at the Roundhouse at 247 cm.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Canada, Vancouver Island, Southern Ontario Windsor Niagara London Kitchener Toronto Lake Erie St. John's Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island Eastern Ontario Quebec New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nunavut Northwest Territories Yukon Ottawa Whistler

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    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    Oh please, it's Christmas! Can't the Professional Liar's Club (Env Canada Weather people) spare us for a few days? How can you constantly be so wrong yet stand up once again and open your fat mouths?

  • Larry Pike
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    Huh? The last time I checked my lawn was in St. John's, and it has as much as 10-20 cm of snow left on most of it, from the record snowfall we had recently.. whose data are you using?

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    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    Oh please, it's Christmas! Can't the Professional Liar's Club (Env Canada Weather people) spare us for a few days? How can you constantly be so wrong yet stand up once again and open your fat mouths?

  • Larry Pike
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    Huh? The last time I checked my lawn was in St. John's, and it has as much as 10-20 cm of snow left on most of it, from the record snowfall we had recently.. whose data are you using?