Snow squall in west end Moncton, 18 Oct 2018 (Dearing)
Low clouds and cold gusty winds across the warm Gulf of St. Lawrence and Bay of Fundy produced the first snow flurries of the season throughout the Maritimes today.
Greater Moncton actually had occasional snow squalls throughout the afternoon but there was no accumulation.
Some areas of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia did record slight amounts on the ground.
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement with up to 10 cm of snow possible for the Cape Breton Highlands.
More than 100 vehicles were involved in a pileup on Ontario’s Highway 401 outside the Greater Toronto Area last weekend.
Environment Canada says a snow squall off Lake Ontario created poor visibility and accumulating snow.
Ontario Provincial Police say drivers were going too fast during slippery road conditions.
Fortunately only a few minor injuries were reported.
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.
A snow squall is being blamed for causing a massive pileup along Ontario’s Highway 400 near Barrie.
Almost 100 vehicles were involved when visibility was reduced to near zero as a squall moved quickly through the region around 9am today.
Police say no one was seriously hurt but the highway was shut down for most of the day.