Green Christmas in Nova Scotia

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Not exactly a White Christmas in Truro, NS, 25 Dec 2016 (Dearing)

While most of New Brunswick was covered in snow on 25 December, many parts of Nova Scotia including Truro had a Green Christmas Day.

While there were a couple of snow squalls during the day which produced a trace or so, it was mostly sunny with a strong, cold wind in central Nova Scotia.

As a child growing up in this area, having a White Christmas was always a toss up with some years being snowy while other years were rainy.

More white is on the way as a Colorado Low approaches from the American Midwest and Central Canada with a mixed bag of precipitation expected.

White Christmas

 

25 Dec 2012 (Courtesy NOAA)

25 Dec 2012 (Courtesy NOAA)

With a few centimetres of old snow on the ground, Environment Canada would technically consider that Greater Moncton had a White Christmas.

But that wasn’t the case throughout the rest of the Maritimes with virtually no snow over much of Nova Scotia.

The only other areas of the country which had a Green Christmas were Southern Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe, Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula and SW British Columbia.

In the United States, a large part of the West was snow covered today along with the Great Lakes region and the Northeast.