Nor’easter to brush Maritimes


A low pressure system from the Great Lakes will merge with a low moving up the U.S. Eastern Seaboard to form a Nor’easter.

The storm will brush the Maritimes tomorrow bringing heavy snow to eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.

Southeast New Brunswick could receive up to 10 cm of snow but Environment Canada is suggesting more could fall depending on the track of the storm.

Major rain storm heading to SE New Brunswick

590x393_12082028_fdEnvironment Canada is warning us about an intense low pressure system moving up the U.S. Eastern Seaboard which is expected to bring mixed precipitation to New Brunswick.

Greater Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick will start out with snow tomorrow night changing to freezing rain and eventually heavy rain.

Rainfall amounts are still uncertain but Accuweather is predicting up to 100 mm by Thursday which would be more than a month’s worth is just a couple days.

Strong storm moving into Maritimes

Calm before the storm, Belliveau Orchard, Memramcook, NB, 21 Sept 2014 (Dearing)

Calm before the storm, Belliveau Orchard, Memramcook, NB, 21 Sept 2014 (Dearing)

Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for New Brunswick and rainfall/wind warnings for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland ahead of a strong low pressure system moving up the Eastern Seaboard.

The late summer/early fall storm is not a hurricane or tropical storm but will bring lots of rain and strong winds to the region overnight and tomorrow.

Greater Moncton can expect anywhere from 25-40 mm of rain and wind gusts from 60-80 km/h.

Parts of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton could see 50-70 mm of rain and winds gusting up to 90 km/h while Newfoundland could see gusts up to 120 km/h.

More record cold as N.B. braces for blizzard

tmp_590x393_03251844_to-117525324The Arctic chill set more new record lows in New Brunswick this morning as a blizzard barrels up the Eastern Seaboard.

Greater Moncton dropped to -15.0 C today breaking the old record of -13.1 C from 1992.

New lows were also set in Saint John at -19.8 C, Bouctouche at -16.5 C and Alma at -15.2 C.

Environment Canada is now forecasting 30-40 cm snow tomorrow with strong, gusty winds creating poor visibility and whiteout conditions.

Record cold as winter storm approaches

tmp_650x366_03241914_hd20-1572339647Spring is officially here but someone forgot to tell Old Man Winter.

Record lows were set in several New Brunswick communties this morning with -17.4 C at the Greater Moncton Airport breaking the previous low of -14.4 C from 1940.

To add insult to injury, an intense winter storm is brewing along the Eastern Seaboard with heavy snow and strong winds expected Wednesday.

Environment Canada says more than 25 cm of snow could fall in Southeast New Brunswick.

Lots of rain coming to New Brunswick

Polar vortex retreats with frigid air now in High Arctic (

Polar vortex retreats with frigid air now in High Arctic (

An intense low pressure system is bringing a lot of rain up the Eastern Seaboard and it is headed for New Brunswick tomorrow.

Environment Canada has posted rainfall warnings for virtually the entire province.

Greater Moncton could see as much as 25 mm of rain by Sunday with higher amounts expected along the Fundy coast.

Precipitation may begin as snow or freezing rain but will quickly change to rain as the thermometer rises to a near record high of 11°C later this weekend.

Wintry storm a-brewin’


A wintry storm is racing up the Eastern Seaboard with plenty of wind, rain, snow and even a messy mix.

Forecasters say the system will bring mainly wind and rain to Southern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia but precipitation will likely start as snow tomorrow.

A mixture of rain and heavy snow is likely in the Appalachians, eastern Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Valley.

June 2013 – Wet start to summer

Moncton skyline, 20 June 2013 (Dearing)

Moncton skyline, 20 June 2013 (Dearing)

It was a wet start to summer in Greater Moncton with 18 out of 30 days in June reporting at least a trace of precipitation.

Most of the rain fell during three major events, 08-09 during the remnants of Post Tropical Storm Andrea, on the 12th and the 28-29 which proved to be a real soaker from the Eastern Seaboard.

For the most part, daytime highs were either well above or well below normal and overnight lows proved to be cool especially during the first half of the month.

JUNE 2013 ALMANAC (at the Greater Moncton International Airport)

Average HIGH 21.4°C

Average LOW 9.9°C

AVERAGE 15.7°C (0.6 degrees ABOVE the 30-year average)

Extreme HIGH 30.1°C (25 June)

Extreme LOW 4.3°C (06 June)

Rainfall 161 mm (57 percent ABOVE the 30-year average)

(Data courtesy Environment Canada)

Enough rain already!

It sure has been a wet June in Greater Moncton.

Just when you thought we had enough rain from the remnants of Post Tropical Storm Andrea – a half month’s worth – along comes even more rain this weekend.

Almost a month’s total fell in 48 hours thanks to a low pressure system which pushed up the Eastern Seaboard.

Here are some of the impressive Friday to Sunday totals from Environment Canada:

Moncton 69.5 mm

Saint John 74.9 mm

Alma 94.5 mm