Rainfall warning for southern NB

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Heavy rain falls in northeast Moncton, 22 Nov 2017 (Dearing)

A low pressure system from the southwest brought significant rainfall for southern New Brunswick.

Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning with up to 50 mm expected along the Fundy coast, Greater Moncton and the Kennebecasis Valley.

Drivers are being warned about water pooling on roads and flash flooding.

Falling from a daytime high of 13 C to an overnight low of zero, rain could turn to snow with a slight accumulation possible.

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Surprise! Lots of snow!

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Heavy, wet snow brings down tree branches in Moncton, 30 Nov 2016 (Twitter)

Greater Moncton recorded a snowfall of almost 30 cm today which is not unusual for the end of November.

But it came as a surprise since Environment Canada had only forecast 10 cm of snow.

The heavy, wet snow fell over central and southeastern parts of New Brunswick while mostly rain was recorded in Saint John and along the Fundy coast.

The snow was too much for some trees and branches which fell onto power lines knocking out electricity to more than 41,000 customers at one point.

Little snow but more expected

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Snow covers grass, rooftops and vehicles, NE Moncton, 28 Nov 2016 (Dearing)


The first Nor’easter of the season packed a punch in central Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland but the storm barely touched Southeast New Brunswick.

About 12 cm of snow fell at Halifax Stanfield Airport with lesser amounts in the city, 11 cm at Charlottetown and Deer Lake.

Strong winds gusted to 102 km/h at East Point and a destructive 160 km/h at Wreckhouse.

Meantime, another storm is brewing as a low pressure system approaches the Maritimes late Tuesday into Wednesday with up to 15 cm of snow possibly changing to rain along the Fundy coast.

Snow falls in Caledonia Highlands

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Laverty Road, Fundy National Park, NB, 12 Nov 2016 (Facebook)


The early morning temperature on Saturday in Greater Moncton was -3.1 C which ties for the coldest yet this autumn.

Before the temperature fell overnight, there was a trace of rain but snow fell at higher elevations such as the Caledonia Highlands.

A couple of centimetres fell in the northern part of Fundy National Park, well away from the coast.

Mid-summer heat!

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NB daytime highs from Environment Canada, 14 July 2016

Greater Moncton has yet to reach 30 C this summer but warm, breezy conditions pushed the daytime high to 29 C today with winds gusting up to 72 km/h.

Many other New Brunswick locations surpassed 30 C with Bathurst climbing to 33 C which was the hot spot in Canada.

Temperatures were cooler along the Fundy coast with a maximum of 20 C in Saint John and 23.4 C on Grand Manan Island.

Coldest air of the season

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A view of Toronto from Lake Ontario, 13 Feb 2016 (Toronto Star)

The coldest shot of winter 2015-16 has enveloped New Brunswick with an early morning low of -21.0 C in Greater Moncton and as frigid as -32 C in central and northern parts of the province.

Wind chills could drop as low as -35 by Monday morning.

The Arctic dome of air has also led Environment Canada to issue extreme cold warnings for much of Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and all of New Brunswick except the Southeast and Fundy coast.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates health risks such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Messy mix for Greater Moncton

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Downtown Moncton during an ice storm, 15 Dec 2015 (Duguay/Facebook)

Environment Canada issued a rare weather warning for Greater Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick with a prolonged period of ice pellets in the forecast.

The weather office says moderate to heavy ice pellets mixed with freezing rain will persist today before changing to snow tonight.

Ice pellet amounts near 10 cm are expected and will be followed by snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm.

Elsewhere in New Brunswick, 45 mm of rain could fall in Saint John and along the Fundy coast, Fredericton can expect 20 cm of snow while Miramichi could get 25-50 cm before the storm moves away on Wednesday.

Second storm of 2015 headed for Southern N.B.

Workers creating an ice rink at Moncton City Hall Plaza, 08 January 2015 (Dearing)

Workers creating an ice rink at Moncton City Hall Plaza, 08 January 2015 (Dearing)

Following frigid conditions and yet another extreme cold warning for the province – along comes a snowstorm!

Environment Canada says a system could bring up to 20 cm of snow along the Fundy coast and Southeast New Brunswick on Friday with gusty winds creating blowing snow.

Despite bitter temperatures in Greater Moncton this week, no records have been broken yet although it was close today at -23.8 C.

Brrr! Greater Moncton plunges into deep freeze

chillThe cold weather has gotten about as cold as it can get in Southeast New Brunswick which has prompted Environment Canada to issue an extreme cold warning for most of the province except the Fundy coast.

The weather office says strong westerly winds will combine with a cold Arctic air mass giving wind chill values of minus 35 or colder well into Tuesday.

The forecast high for 06 January is only -16 C and it’s not expected to get much warmer the entire week.

An extreme cold warning is issued when frigid temperatures or wind chills create a health risk such as frost bite or hypothermia.

Frost advisory for New Brunswick

Parlee Beach, NB, 07 Sept 2014 (Dearing)

Parlee Beach, NB, 07 Sept 2014 (Dearing)

It may seem early for most of the province but Environment Canada has issued a frost advisory for all of New Brunswick except the Fundy Coast.

A clear sky and cool conditions will allow temperatures to dip as low as 2 C in Greater Moncton.

Gardeners are being advised to cover tender plants overnight.

The average date for the first frost of fall in Moncton is September 27.