Snow almost gone in Greater Moncton

Snowbank in NE Moncton, 20 April 2015 (Dearing)

Snowbank in NE Moncton, 20 April 2015 (Dearing)


After the snow cover officially melts in Greater Moncton, the region will have logged more than 100 days with the ground covered in white.

A white blanket appeared later than usual this winter – early January – but a series of major snow events over the following several weeks would come close to breaking a seasonal snow record.

As of today, 20 April, about 6 cm of snow is still lying on the ground but rain in the forecast for tomorrow will likely take care of that.

Flooding threat eases in western New Brunswick

St. John River at Perth-Andover, NB, 19 April 2015 (Twitter)

St. John River at Perth-Andover, NB, 19 April 2015 (Twitter)


A mandatory evacuation order was lifted in Perth-Andover today after water levels dropped on the St. John River.

More than 300 residents were told to leave over the weekend after an ice jam raised fears of flooding and the Red Cross had to set up an emergency shelter.

Officials will be keeping a close eye on the river for the next few days especially with rain in the forecast.