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)

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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.

The heat is on in New Brunswick!

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It’s now mid-August and I was starting to give up hope we would have a heat wave this summer in New Brunswick.

But low and behold, a Bermuda High and a favourable jet stream pushed the temperature in Greater Moncton to 31.8 Celsius today – the warmest so far in 2015.

The hotspots in the province today were at Bathurst, Fredericton and Kouchibouguac which all reached 33 C.

The heat continues for the next few days in the region.

Environment Canada officially defines a heat wave as three consecutive days with daytime highs of 32 C or higher.

Summer-like heat across New Brunswick

Sunny, warm fall day at Aboiteau Beach, Cap-Pele, NB, 29 Sept 2014 (Dearing)

Sunny, warm fall day at Aboiteau Beach, Cap-Pele, NB, 28 Sept 2014 (Dearing)

The first weekend of autumn felt more like summer across New Brunswick with record breaking heat in many communities.

Greater Moncton reached 28.0 C today which broke the previous record high of 25.0 C set in 1959.

Fredericton also broke a record from the same year with a high of 28.8 C.

Environment Canada says other records were broken at Bathurst reaching 28.7 C and Kouchibouguac at 28.8 C.

Miramichi and St.Stephen were the hot spots in Canada at 29.2 C.

I like many others headed to Aboiteau Beach today where even the water was warm.

But change is on the way with a cold front and showers for Monday lowering temperatures to normal and even slightly below normal before recovering on Tuesday.

Bone-chilling cold hangs on

cold tempsAn Arctic air mass continues its grip on New Brunswick.

Environment Canada reports that more communities set new record lows this morning including Kouchibouguac at -22.7°C and Bouctouche at -22.8°C.

Moncton was close but no cigar – the low today was -22°C and the record is -22.4°C from 1989.

The coldspot in the province was Edmundston where it fell to -30 degrees.

Record cold grips New Brunswick

It was very cold but not quite cold enough to break a new record in Greater Moncton this morning.

Environment Canada says the temperature plunged to -23.7°C at the airport but today’s record is actually -26.1°C from 1950.

However, at least six New Brunswick communities did set new record lows today as an Arctic air mass continues to grip the region.

Environment Canada says Bathurst set a new low of -33.4°C which breaks the old record of -27.5°C from 1995.

Other communities which recorded new lows today were Kouchibouguac, Bouctouche, Alma, Miscou Island and Point Lepreau.