Is winter finally coming to SE New Brunswick?

Pre-snow in NE Moncton, 11 January 2012

We’ve had cold but have seen little snow in Southeast New Brunswick so far this winter – less than 60 cm in Greater Moncton since late October, compared to an average of about 120 cm by mid-January – but according to Environment Canada that is about to change.

Special weather statement  issued at 10:48 AM AST Wednesday 11 January 2012 for:

Fredericton and Southern York County, Fundy National Park, Queens County, Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County, Kent County, Kouchibouguac National Park, Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick, Sunbury County, Saint John and County, St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County and Kings County.

Snow is expected late in the day Thursday and continue overnight.

A low pressure system will develop south of Cape Cod early Thursday morning and track northeastward towards the Maritimes during the day and bring snow to most regions by evening.

Snow will begin Thursday afternoon in the southwest and spread across the province in the evening.

Southwestern regions are currently forecast to receive up to 10 cm by midnight.

The snow will continue to accumulate past midnight before it either ends or changes to rain depending on the region.

Another 5 cm is possible overnight for some of these regions.

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