St. John River remains above flood stage

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Flooding along the St. John River, Fredericton, NB, 07 May 2017 (Instagram)

Much of New Brunswick was spared the worst of a low pressure system which delivered heavy rain and created flooding over the weekend especially along the St. John River.

Environment Canada says the extreme southern half of the province had the most rain with more than 100 mm in some areas and unofficially almost 180 mm (about two months worth) fell in Mechanic Settlement, near Fundy National Park.

Moncton got off relatively easy with 40 mm of rain while Saint John had 70 mm and Fredericton reported 80 mm.

The Emergency Measures Organization says water levels should remain high but steady for the rest of this week with more rain on the way.

Storm brings blustery conditions

Courtesy The Weather Network

Courtesy The Weather Network

A late autumn storm which brought rain to the Maritimes and the Gaspe and snow to Eastern Ontario and the St. Lawrence Valley also brought strong, gusty winds.

In many parts of New Brunswick, the wind was more of a factor than the precipitation with gusts up to 100 km/h.

Storm totals, courtesy of Environment Canada:

Greater Moncton AirportĀ  12 mm rain, winds 89 km/h

Saint John AirportĀ  90 mm rain, winds 91 km/h

Mechanic Settlement 137 mm rain

Montreal Trudeau Airport 15 cm snow

Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport 25 cm snow