Nor’easter on the way

Nor'easter rainfall amounts (courtesy TWN)

Greater Moncton and the rest of Atlantic Canada are bracing for the first Nor’easter of the season – this one bringing heavy rains and high winds.

Anywhere from 20 – 50 mm of rain is expected to fall in the Maritimes on today and winds could be gusting up to 100 km/h.

A Nor’easter is a relatively strong coastal storm with three ingredients: cold clashing with warm, a good source of moisture and a strong jet stream disturbance.

Depending on the season and temperature, a Nor’easter can bring rain, freezing rain, snow, ice pellets and even thunderstorms if enough warm air is in place.

UPDATE – Greater Moncton reached almost 30 mm of rain during the storm and wind gusts up to 70 km/h.

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