Despite the late start of the snow season, we saw more snow in November than typically expected, with Remembrance Day being the snowiest.  

We spoke with Environment Canada Meteorologist Steven Flisfeder about the unusual November we experienced “November had an average daytime high temperature of 1.5 degrees Celsius. If we compare that to the climatological normal, we would be expecting average daytime high temperatures of minus 0.9 degrees Celsius.” 

“This year, we also had 2.9 millimetres of rain in November, typically, would see around 12 millimetres,” he continued.  

As previously mentioned, we saw more snow this November, Flisfeder explained “there were 41 centimetres of snow recorded at the Kenora Airport, ordinarily, we would be expecting 32.2 centimetres of snow for November.” 

Flisfeder touched on the significant amount of snow that Vermillion Bay saw around Remembrance Day “Where Kenora itself saw about 15 to 20 centimetres of snow through that [snowstorm], Vermillion Bay saw closer to 45 centimetres.” 

Flisfeder also noted that with the warmer weather we experienced on December 1, 2021, that people need to drive according to conditions “It is important for everyone to be weather aware and drive to conditions. The visibility can drop in an instant through heavier snow bands, so just give yourself extra time on the roads, especially around the traffic rush.”