1-2-3 New Year Punch

Snow falling in west end Moncton, 09 Jan 2019 (Dearing)

For the third time since the start of 2019, Southeast New Brunswick was hit with snow.

Another low pressure system initially brought snow with 21 cm recorded in Greater Moncton following briefly by ice pellets and then 5 mm of rain as the temperature climbed above freezing.

Higher amounts of snow fell in central and northern New Brunswick while more rain fell over mainland Nova Scotia with localized flooding in the Halifax region.

Environment Canada expects calmer but colder conditions over the next few days.

UPDATE – Storm summary for New Brunswick:

Snowfall (cm)

  • Miramichi  up to 55
  • Caraquet  up to 44
  • Bathurst  28
  • Kouchibouguac  28
  • Shediac  27
  • Alma  26
  • Greater Moncton  21
  • Fredericton  15
  • Saint John  5

Rainfall  (mm)

  • Grand Manan  30
  • Saint John  25
  • Alma  19
  • St. Stephen  13
  • Fredericton  5
  • Greater Moncton  5
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Record highs in Maritimes

St. George Gorge, Magaguadavic River, NB, 22 Dec 2018 (Dearing)

Warm, moist air with southerly winds pushed temperatures into record high territory across the Maritimes on Saturday.

Greater Moncton reached a high of 12.8 C which was actually a bit shy of the 1973 record of 14.4 C.

New record highs for 22 December:

  • Greenwood, NS  16.8 C
  • St. Stephen, NB  14.7 C
  • Saint John, NB  14.1 C
  • Fredericton, NB  13.0 C
  • Halifax Stanfield Airport, NS  13.6 C
  • Alma. NB  12.9 C
  • Kouchibouguac, NB  12.9 C
  • St. Peters, PEI  12.2 C

Bitter cold ahead of more snow

Temperatures sunk early Monday across the Maritimes with some New Brunswick locations shattering records by almost five degrees dating back to the 1880’s.

The bitter cold precedes another storm system which could bring up to 25 cm of snow to southern New Brunswick, most of Prince Edward Island and northern Nova Scotia.

While it plunged to -14.7°C in Greater Moncton, the 1936 record still stands at -16.7°C.

Here are some of the new record lows set in the region on 19 November:

  • Bathurst, NB -22.5°C
  • Woodstock, NB -21.4°C
  • Miramichi, NB -20.2°C
  • Kouchibouguac, NB -20.0°C
  • Summerside, PE -15.7°C
  • Charlottetown, PE -15.2°C

Early blast of winter

Main Street East webcam, 17 Nov 2018 (City of Moncton)

Southeast New Brunswick received about 20 cm of snow from a Nor’easter giving the region its first taste of winter.

Rain or ice pellets did not mix in as forecast for Greater Moncton but the snow was wet and heavy.

Higher amounts of snow fell further north and lesser amounts along the Fundy coast, Prince Edward Island and northern Nova Scotia where more rain fell.

Snowfall totals (in cm):

  • Kouchibouguac 28
  • Bouctouche 22
  • Greater Moncton 20
  • Miramichi 14
  • Fredericton 13
  • Charlottetown 9
  • Saint John 8
  • (Data courtesy Environment Canada)
  • Snow barely brushes Greater Moncton

    A low pressure system passed south of New Brunswick on Thursday and brought snow to the northern part of the province.

    The same storm also delivered snow to eastern Quebec including Quebec City and Saguenay late Wednesday.

    Greater Moncton was left relatively unscathed with about 6 cm of snow and freezing rain just in time to make the evening commute rather slippery.

    Updated summary of snowfall as of 8:00 A.M. Friday:

    • Edmundston  20 cm
    • Bathurst  19 cm
    • Miramichi  17 cm
    • Kouchibouguac  15 cm
    • Charlo  10 cm
    • Bouctouche  8 cm
    • Shediac  8 cm

    (Data courtesy Environment Canada)

    Record highs in the Maritimes

    Outdoor thermometer in NE Moncton, 07 April 2017 (Dearing)


    Astronomical spring officially arrived almost three weeks ago but it finally arrived in the Maritimes today with record highs throughout the region.

    In Greater Moncton, the temperature climbed to 17.3 C – the warmest high of 2017 – which surpassed the previous record of 15.6 C from 1962.

    It hasn’t been this warm since 22 October when the thermometer reached 20.5 C.

    The hot spot in New Brunswick was 17.7 C in Kouchibouguac, it reached 16.7 C in Stanhope, Prince Edward Island and 21.1 C in Greenwood, Nova Scotia.

    The highest temperatures in Canada were found in Saskatchewan today with a high of 24 C in Regina.

    Nor’easter not as bad as expected

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    Snow begins falling in NE Moncton, 14 March 2017 (Dearing)

    An intense Nor’easter moved into New Brunswick last night from the U.S.Eastern Seaboard with heavy, wet snow and high winds creating blowing snow and poor visibility.

    Snow switched over to rain over southern and central New Brunswick with a
    brief period of freezing rain and ice pellets.

    Forecasters had originally said up to 45 cm of snow could fall in parts of the province.

    Summary of snowfall in centimetres:

    Bathurst 30
    Kouchibouguac 26
    Fredericton 20
    Edmundston 18
    Moncton 17
    Miramichi 16
    Saint John 15

    Summary of maximum winds in kilometres per hour:

    Grand Manan 102
    Saint John 102
    Miramichi 81
    Fredericton 80
    Moncton 78
    CFB Gagetown 72
    Kouchibouguac 61

    (Data courtesy Environment Canada)

    Record warmth in N.B.

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    Fall colours in Fairview Knoll Park, Moncton, 08 Oct 2016 (Dearing)

    The fine fall weather is continuing in Greater Moncton with a summer-like high of 24.4 C yesterday which ties the record from 1946.

    Record highs were set across New Brunswick with the hot spot being Kouchibouguac at 25.9 C.

    Today, Greater Moncton reached 23.9 C which once again ties a record, this time from 1970.

    Beautiful First Weekend of Summer!

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    Pansies are flourishing in NE Moncton, 25 June 2016 (Dearing)

    The summer season has gotten off to a great start in Southeast New Brunswick with a fabulous first weekend filled with sunshine and warm temperatures.

    Greater Moncton climbed to 27.5 C on Saturday and even warmer today at 29.0 C – just shy of the warmest 2016 high of 29.5 C from 31 May.

    Kouchibouguac was the hotspot in the province at 33.2 C.

    Even with this round of warm weather, June overall is still running about 1 C below normal compared to the 30-year average with only a few days left to go.

    Late summer record heat

    Jones Lake, Moncton, NB, 17 Sept 2015 (Dearing)

    Jones Lake, Moncton, NB, 17 Sept 2015 (Dearing)


    A 100-year-old record high was broken today in Moncton according to Environment Canada.

    On this date in 1915, the thermometer climbed to 27.8 C but today that high was surpassed with a new record of 29.0 C.

    Bathurst, Miramichi and Kouchibouguac all climbed to at least 30.0 C.

    Fredericton was the hotspot in New Brunswick and the entire country today at 30.2 C.

    Temperatures are running almost 10 degrees above normal for mid-September.