Spring-like in Eastern Canada

Ahead of a Colorado Low, a mild southerly air flow moved across Eastern Canada resulting in record high temperatures from Southern Ontario to New Brunswick.

The thermometer climbed to a balmy 7.2 C in Greater Moncton but it was shy of the 1962 record of 11.1 C.

Among the locations setting new maximums in New Brunswick on 05 February:

Bouctouche
Tied record of 8.5 set in 2018
Records since 1965

Fredericton
New record of 11.3
Old record of 8.3 set in 1890
Records since 1871

St. Stephen
New record of 12.4
Old record of 9.9 set in 2006
Records since 1898

Woodstock
New record of 10.1
Old record of 7.8 set in 1890
Records since 1886

New record highs set in Ontario included:

St. Catharines
New record 15.1
Old record 13.0 in 1991
Records began in 1902

London
New record 10.0
Old record 9.9 in 1991
Records began in 1941

Kitchener
New record 11.3
Old record 7.8 in 1962
Records began in 1915

Hamilton Airport
New record 12.1
Old record 10.6 in 1991
Records began in 1960

Toronto Pearson Airport
New record 12.7
Old record 11.0 in 1991
Records began in 1970

Peterborough
New record 10.3
Old record 9.0 in 1991
Records began in 1968

Trenton Airport
New record 10.8
Old record 9.2 in 1991
Records began in 1970

(Data courtesy Environment Canada)

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Early blast of winter

Main Street East webcam, 17 Nov 2018 (City of Moncton)

Southeast New Brunswick received about 20 cm of snow from a Nor’easter giving the region its first taste of winter.

Rain or ice pellets did not mix in as forecast for Greater Moncton but the snow was wet and heavy.

Higher amounts of snow fell further north and lesser amounts along the Fundy coast, Prince Edward Island and northern Nova Scotia where more rain fell.

Snowfall totals (in cm):

  • Kouchibouguac 28
  • Bouctouche 22
  • Greater Moncton 20
  • Miramichi 14
  • Fredericton 13
  • Charlottetown 9
  • Saint John 8
  • (Data courtesy Environment Canada)
  • Powerful winds pummel Maritimes

    Tree topples over following powerful winds, 04 Nov 2018 (NB Power)

    An intense low pressure system moving up from the U.S. Eastern Seaboard brought heavy rain and strong winds to the Maritimes overnight.

    The powerful hurricane-force gusts knocked out electricity to more than 100,000 customers in New Brunswick during the height of the storm.

    Temperatures were very mild thanks to a southerly flow with highs exceeding 20°C in some areas including a new record of 21.7°C in Cheticamp.

    Rainfall amounts (mm):

    • Kejimkujik, NS  93
    • Alma, NB  85
    • Greater Moncton  69
    • Fredericton  64
    • Saint John  60
    • Summerside, PEI  58
    • Halifax Stanfield  45

    Wind gusts (km/h):

    • Bouctouche, NB  119
    • North Cape, PEI  117
    • Greater Moncton  110
    • North Mountain, NS  108
    • Grand Etang, NS  106
    • Fredericton  102
    • Saint John  100
    • Halifax Stanfield  100

    (Data courtesy Environment Canada)

    Drastic cooldown

    Temperature dropped below 10 C by early afternoon, 02 June 2018 (Dearing)

    Unbelievable!  Conditions went from hot to cold in just a matter of hours after a cold front swept through New Brunswick today.

    In Greater Moncton, the high of 18°C was set early this morning before the front changed the wind direction from south to north and the temperature dropped six degrees in an hour to 11°C by 9am.

    This is in stark contrast to yesterday when the thermometer climbed to 29.7°C which was the warmest high so far this year.

    New maximum records were set for 01 June in Bouctouche at 32.6°C, Miramichi at 32.7°C and 33.2°C at Kouchibouguac National Park.

    Record lows in NB

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    Despite chilly weather, snowbanks are melting in NE Moncton, 16 April 2018 (Dearing)

    Mid-April is here already but temperatures certainly haven’t been improving very much lately in New Brunswick.

    Overnight lows continue to be abnormally cold with records set on Sunday, 15 April.

    Greater Moncton fell to -9.1 C which breaks a record low of -8.6 C from 1981.

    New records were also set in Bouctouche at -8.6 C and Miscou Island at -9.3 C.

    Snow barely brushes Greater Moncton

    A low pressure system passed south of New Brunswick on Thursday and brought snow to the northern part of the province.

    The same storm also delivered snow to eastern Quebec including Quebec City and Saguenay late Wednesday.

    Greater Moncton was left relatively unscathed with about 6 cm of snow and freezing rain just in time to make the evening commute rather slippery.

    Updated summary of snowfall as of 8:00 A.M. Friday:

    • Edmundston  20 cm
    • Bathurst  19 cm
    • Miramichi  17 cm
    • Kouchibouguac  15 cm
    • Charlo  10 cm
    • Bouctouche  8 cm
    • Shediac  8 cm

    (Data courtesy Environment Canada)

    Western NB gets drenched

    A slow moving frontal system brought heavy rain to western New Brunswick with about 20 mm falling per hour in the southwest.

    Environment Canada reported 174 mm of rain in St. Stephen over a two day period which is a shocking amount considering about 180 mm fell from June to September.

    Other amounts include 112 mm in Edmundston, 93 mm in Woodstock and 74 mm in Fredericton.

    Rainfall totals were much lower in Southeast New Brunswick where only 27 mm fell at the Greater Moncton International Airport.

    Tropical air with this system broke more record highs in Atlantic Canada with a maximum of 23.4 C in Moncton and Bouctouche, 23.5 C in Cheticamp, 22.0 C in Deer Lake and 21.2 C in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

    Warmest high of 2017

    Sunflowers flourishing during heat wave, Salisbury, NB, 24 Sept 2017 (Dearing)

    Having a heat wave in late September is unusual for Southeast New Brunswick but even more so is that the highest temperature of 2017 has occurred in early autumn.

    The thermometer soared to 31.1 C yesterday (26 September) at the Greater Moncton International Airport which breaks the previous maximum of 29.6 C from 2007 and records date back to 1881.

    The previous high for the year had been 30.6 C recorded on 04 August.

    At least 10 other New Brunswick communities set new record highs yesterday including Fredericton at 32.8 C, Woodstock at 32.3 C and Bouctouche at 31.8 C.

    Environment Canada says temperatures will return to more seasonable values by the weekend with highs between 16 and 18 C.

    Welcome to the 30s Club

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    Shepody Bay from Dorchester Beach, NB, 26 June 2016 (Dearing)


    Greater Moncton reached a daytime high of 29.8 C today which is the warmest temperature so far in 2016.

    Environment Canada reports at least nine other communities in New Brunswick reached 30 C or higher.

    The hotspot was Bathurst at a sizzling 33.3 C.

    The warm, windy conditions were not helpful for firefighters near Bouctouche battling a forest fire which was eventually brought under control.

    Missed it by that much!

    Downtown Moncton in the distance from atop Magnetic Hill, 07 Sept 2015 (Dearing)

    Downtown Moncton in the distance from atop Magnetic Hill, 07 Sept 2015 (Dearing)


    A record high was very close to being broken in Greater Moncton yesterday when the thermometer hit a scorching 32.0 C and the humidex peaked at 39.

    The record was 32.2 C set in 1945 – close but no cigar as the saying goes!

    The hotspot in New Brunswick was in Miramichi yesterday at 32.5 C and records were broken in Bouctouche and Caraquet.

    After a cooler day with some much needed rain today, Environment Canada is forecasting a return to warmer weather in the mid-20s Celsius for the next couple of days.