Spring arrives but winter not over yet

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Moncton west end at Jones Lake, 17 March 2016 (Dearing)

The spring or vernal equinox officially arrived in New Brunswick at 1:30am ADT and occurs when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night are nearly equal.

The sun will continue moving northward, lengthening the days, until late June when the summer solstice arrives and reverses the trend.

But just because spring is officially here doesn’t mean winter is over with a winter storm warning issued by Environment Canada.

A Nor’easter could dump 20-30 cm of snow on Greater Moncton tomorrow before the storm moves out Monday night.

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