An intense low pressure system spinning over the Maritimes – better known as a “weather bomb” – brought rain, snow, high winds and a spectacular storm surge along the coast.
The Bay of Chaleur near Dalhousie, NB was among the hardest hit areas when the storm coincided with a high tide and damaged homes and businesses along the coast – some even had to be evacuated.
Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore was also hit by the storm surge with Lawrencetown and Musquodoboit Harbour badly affected.
Snow blanketed parts of western New Brunswick and southwest Nova Scotia followed by rain and then back to snow in some cases, knocking out power to thousands and closing many schools for the day.
Greater Moncton saw wind gusts peaking at 83 km/h along with 13.6 mm of rain and 0.2 cm of snow.