The rest of the world may think Canada is a perpetually frozen winter wasteland, but we know better.

The cold months in Canada are a more mixed affair, as the 2013-2014 winter weather forecast from AccuWeather illustrates.

Here are the 10 things you absolutely need to know about the predictions for this season.

  • 1
    This Is Mostly Good
    AccuWeather
    Unless you live in Alberta or Saskatchewan or happen to be a polar bear.
  • 2
    This Is Mostly Bad
    AccuWeather
    Unless you like to ski.
  • 3
    Manitoba Will Be Getting Less Snow Than Usual...
  • 4
    But Montreal And Most Of Eastern Canada Will Get More
    Nova Scotia gets lucky though.
  • 5
    Toronto Will Be All About The Rain...
    AP
  • 6
    And This Unfortunate Stuff
  • 7
    Climate Change Is Real
    "We are seeing more extremes in temperature across the country. The ratio of record highs to record lows is growing. Warmer temperatures, especially in northern Canada, are resulting in cloudier conditions and more precipitation. Climate change may also be increasing the duration of drought, especially over the Prairies" - Brett Anderson, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather
  • 8
    This Winter Should Rank In The Top 15 Warmest Since 1948
    Getty
  • 9
    Canadian Winters Have Warmed An Average Of 3.2 C Since 1948
  • 10
    But At Least We Still Have This
    For now

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