Snow covering grassy areas in NE Moncton, 23 Nov 2017 (Dearing)
After an intense late fall storm moved through the Maritimes, strong winds and colder air followed changing rain to snow.
Wind gusts were clocked as high as 139 km/h on the Confederation Bridge prompting a closure this morning.
Rainfall amounts were heavy in many areas including Greater Moncton at 43 mm, Saint John at 56 mm and Halifax Stanfield Airport recorded 33 mm.
Southeast New Brunswick also had several centimetres of snow earlier today which mainly stuck to grassy areas.
Confederation Bridge linking New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, 06 March 2015 (Machum)
It’s been a long haul over the past three months in New Brunswick.
The 2014-15 winter season brought severe flooding in December after an incredible amount of rain to unbelievable snowfalls in January, February and March.
But winter is finally coming to an end.
The vernal equinox arrives at 7:45pm ADT today – but whether warm spring weather arrives soon is still up in the air!
This is what Moncton family found when they opened their door today, 16 March 2015 (Facebook)
Yet another blizzard has battered the Maritimes with heavy snow and blowing snow throughout the region.
Greater Moncton received 44 cm of snow which is on top of the 93 cm already on the ground.
Prince Edward Island had at least 50 cm and Cape Breton Island was also hard hit by the storm with Sydney getting walloped with almost 60 cm.
Portions of the Trans Canada Highway had to be shut down, the Confederation Bridge was closed, flights were cancelled and Champlain Place Mall didn’t open for two days in a row.
Officials at Poley Mountain Ski Resort near Sussex reported 75 cm of fresh powder today which will likely mean an extended season on the slopes.
Blizzard aftermath in Moncton, 27 March 2014 (Twitter)
Schools were closed for a second straight day in Greater Moncton after a massive blizzard brought heavy snow and strong, gusty winds which created poor visibility and whiteout conditions.
The Confederation Bridge was closed almost all day due to the winds and Cobequid Pass was shut down overnight due to blowing and drifting snow.
The spring blizzard of ’14 delivered some impressive numbers both in terms of snowfall and peak wind gusts:
Charlottetown, PEI. 53 cm/ 93 km/h
Greenwood, NS. 42 cm/ 102 km/h
Greater Moncton Airport. 41 cm/ 98 km/h
Digby, NS. 34 cm/ 111 km/h
Truro, NS. 28 cm/ 102 km/h
Saint John, NB. 28 cm/ 111 km/h
Halifax Stanfield Airport. 21 cm/ 100 km/h