Rain… finally!

Location of forest fire, south of Riverview, NB (Google Maps)

Some much needed rain finally fell over parts of New Brunswick early this morning which helped firefighters who are battling a number of forest fires.

A fire about 3 km south of Riverview town limits is now considered “under control” and officials say the rain helped and ground crews are now focusing on hot spots.

The fire was reported on Saturday morning and was attacked by several water bombers and crews from the Department of Natural Resources, Riverview and Hillsborough.

A total of 15 fires are currently burning across the province which are being described as either “contained”, “under control” or “being patrolled”.

Nor’easter brings rain, snow to NB

Snow this morning near Salisbury, NB, 08 Nov 2012 (courtesy Facebook)

Parts of New Brunswick saw snow for the first time this season today after a Nor’easter barrelled up the Eastern Seaboard.

Greater Moncton had wind and rain but escaped the snow although the white stuff was reported in areas to the south and west including Hillsborough and Salisbury.

Snow also fell in Fredericton but later changed to rain and some schools in western New Brunswick even had a snow day.

Leaves past peak but still stunning

Along Highway 114 near Hillsborough, NB, 19 October 2012 (Dearing photo)

The fall foliage may be past its peak in Southeast New Brunswick but the colours are still putting on a dazzling show as you can see from the snapshot above along Highway 114 near Hillsborough yesterday.

The last couple of days have also brought above normal temperatures to the region with the Greater Moncton Airport recording a high of 17.2 C yesterday and 18.4 C today and similar weather expected tomorrow.