A Blustery Halloween!

Fallen leaves, Centennial Park, Moncton, 14 Oct 2019 (Dearing)

Fewer trick or treaters are expected to be spooking neighbourhoods in Greater Moncton thanks to heavy rain and strong winds.

A low pressure system could bring at least 30 mm of rain to Southeast New Brunswick over the next 24 hours.

Potentially hurricane-strength winds are expected tomorrow ahead of a cold front but temperatures will be warm reaching the high teens.

Environment Canada has issued wind warnings with gusts from 60-90 km/h and possibly up to 110 km/h in the Tantramar Marsh.

Forecasters say the wind may cause damage to buildings such as to roof shingles and windows.

The wind may not die down until early Saturday.

Strong winds pummel the Maritimes

tmp_SC20131103-100018-1397133033Winds gusted to 93 km/h at the Greater Moncton International Airport on Friday thanks to an intense Colorado Low which sent gales funneling up the Bay of Fundy.

The Tantramar Marsh between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia recorded the strongest wind gusts in the region – up to 100 km/h – which overturned a transport truck on the Trans Canada Highway near Amherst.

The wind also brought down tree branches and even full trees in some cases.

Rain was less of a factor with this storm than wind with most areas reporting less than 30 mm.

Colorado Low barreling toward Maritimes

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A wind warning has been issued for Greater Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick by Environment Canada as a Colorado Low heads for the Maritimes.

A Colorado Low is a low pressure system that develops near Colorado on the eastern side of the American Rockies and carries everything from heavy snow and torrential rains to super cell outbreaks and gale force winds.

The Colorado Low is the third most frequent system that influences weather across North America, trailing only the Alberta Clippers and North Pacific Lows.

Tomorrow, the southwesterlies funnelling up the Bay of Fundy will likely reach gusts of 90 km/h and will target the Tantramar Marsh area between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  

Rainfall amounts could total 30 mm by Saturday.

A windy warm-up

A car crash near Memramcook on TCH, 30 Jan 2013 (Newschaser/Facebook)

A car crash near Memramcook on TCH, 30 Jan 2013 (Newschaser/Facebook)

After almost ten days of below freezing temperatures, the thermometer finally climbed above zero today in Southeast New Brunswick.

But the warmth came with a low pressure system which at first brought freezing rain and then rain.

Schools were cancelled in Greater Moncton today and a slew of car accidents were reported during the changeover.

A wind warning is in effect for the region tonight with gusts up to 90 km/h and possibly up to 110 km/h in the Tantramar Marsh.