Spring continues to sputter in New Brunswick

Slowly melting snowbanks in west end Moncton, 09 April 2015 (Dearing)

Slowly melting snowbanks in west end Moncton, 09 April 2015 (Dearing)

We are now three weeks into spring and there have been few signs in Southeast New Brunswick that the season is even here.

Migratory birds are returning to find little food due to a deep snow cover with more 50 cm still on the ground.

The snow has been slow to melt since daytime highs have been well below normal – often barely above freezing – while overnight lows continue to be very cold.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement calling for a wintry mix of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain for tomorrow.