Bundle up this winter in southern Alberta says one national weather forecaster.

The Weather Network released its outlook for the season and it looks like Medicine Hat temperatures trending below normal.

Meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham says the Medicine Hat area will be on the edges of a polar vortex for much of the winter

Gillham says, “It looks like the winter will be tipping to the cold side of normal, those periods of colder weather outweighing the periods of milder weather.  Hopefully we don’t have anything quite as severely cold as we saw last February, but, severe periods of extended cold is on the table.”

Gillham says when it comes to snow, it looks like there will be lots of it for the Medicine Hat area.

He points out Medicine Hat is on the edge of predicted higher snowfall areas, “We have you right on the edge of normal versus above normal.  We have above normal snowfall from the foothills, then across southern Alberta with Medicine Hat right on the northern edge of that.  So we do think you’ll tip to the snowy side of normal for the season as a whole.

Gillham adds Saskatchewan and Manitoba will see the polar vortex will settle in over those provinces and drive temperatures well below seasonal values for much of the winter season.