First snow of the season!

Snow begins to fall this morning NE Moncton, 10 Dec 2012 (Dearing photo)

Snow begins to fall this morning NE Moncton, 10 Dec 2012 (Dearing photo)

It was a little later than usual, but this was the first snowfall of the season in Greater Moncton.

Thanks to a storm system that originated in the American Midwest, about 8 cm of snow fell before a changeover to freezing rain/ ice pellets and then rain (about 14 mm).

The same system also impacted eastern Ontario and southern Quebec with a snowy/icy mix in Ottawa and Montreal.

In advance of today’s storm, schools in Southeast New Brunswick were closed for the day.