Snow FINALLY comes to a halt

Clouds over Greater Moncton 28 Mar 11 (TWN)

March is not quite over yet… but so far this month very little snow has fallen over southern New Brunswick.

A lack of new snow combined with melting has made the snow cover disappear.

At the beginning of this month, Moncton had 120 cm of snow on the ground while Saint John had 53 cm.

But Environment Canada meteorologist Linda Libby notes the snow has disappeared quickly over the past few weeks.

“If the skies were clear and the sun was shining and the snow was dirty… it absorbs  more energy…. evaporation or sublimation and some melting are going on,” says Libby.

What is noteworthy is the lack of new snow this month – Moncton has only had about 10 cm while Saint John has received 5 cm.