Louisiana braces for Barry

Barry TWN
Tropical Storm Barry continues churning in the northern Gulf of Mexico with sustained winds of more than 100 km/h.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Barry is expected to make landfall as a hurricane along the coast of Louisiana on Saturday morning.

The city of New Orleans is on alert for heavy rain (up to 500 mm) and flooding along with storm surges although no evacuations have yet been ordered.

This is the first tropical system to impact the United States in 2019.

After landfall, Barry is expected to weaken and head northward through the Mississippi Valley.

TWN unveils summer 2014 forecast

TWN summer 2014The Weather Network has unveiled details about a season the most Canadians are especially looking forward to this year – summer.

TWN believes temperatures in Southern New Brunswick will be normal to slightly above normal for the months of June, July and August.

Precipitation is expected to be normal to slightly below normal throughout the region.

TWN adds that El Niño is developing in the Pacific Ocean which will likely mean fewer total storms affecting Atlantic Canada this fall and upcoming winter with an average risk of tropical systems impacting the region.

Weather Network releases fall forecast

Courtesy The Weather Network

Courtesy The Weather Network

Generally above normal temperatures are forecast for Greater Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick during September, October and November according to The Weather Network.

In its fall 2013 outlook, TWN says near normal amounts of precipitation can be expected.

But also warns a tropical system or two could give some swaths of slightly above average rainfall.

Autumn averages in Moncton (Sep-Oct-Nov)

HIGH 13.2°C, LOW 3.6°C


Precipitation (mostly rain) 293.4 mm