1-2-3 Winter Punch Coming


An early sign of spring in downtown Moncton, 03 March 2018 (Dearing)

After days of cloudy skies and mostly dry conditions, it seems Old Man Winter is returning.

While no weather warnings are currently in place for Southeast New Brunswick, snowfall advisories have been issued for areas to the north and west.

Environment Canada says a low pressure system approaching from the U.S. Northeast could bring 10-15 cm of snow Thursday with a changeover to rain by evening as temperatures climb above freezing.

But another storm system will move into the region late Friday and into Saturday with rain changing over to snow.

And early next week could bring yet another storm system.


Northeast U.S. nailed by Nor’easter


Snow falls in Times Square, New York City, USA , 14 Mar 2017 (AP Photo)

One of the biggest storms this winter hit the Northeast United States with snow and gusty winds creating blizzard conditions.

Snow shovellers and plows were busy in New York City where 20 cm fell forcing schools to close and disrupting both ground and air transportation.

Boston was blanketed with 15 cm snow and amounts up to 45 cm were recorded elsewhere in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York State.

Washington, DC only received a few centimetres but its near-peak and celebrated cherry blossoms were covered in ice.

Snow falls in northern NB

Snow near Campbellton, NB, 12 October 2012 (Twitter)

It seems early but the first snowfall of the season was reported in parts of northern New Brunswick this morning.

Some areas received as much as 5 cm of snow but since the ground is still warm and it later changed to rain, it didn’t stick around for long.

Since the beginning of October, snow has already fallen in many parts of Canada from British Columbia to Newfoundland and also in the Great Plains, Upper Midwest and Northeast of the United States.

Calm before the storm

Moncton's Victoria Park, 25 January 2012 (TWN)

A nasty storm system is headed for New Brunswick from the U.S. Northeast and is expected to bring a mixed bag of precipitation.

Snow is expected to begin in Greater Moncton by midday tomorrow with Environment Canada forecasting 10 cm before the snow changes to freezing rain and then rain by evening as the temperature climbs above freezing.

Driving conditions will likely be treacherous during the changeover period.

Nor’easter nails NB with rain, snow

Snowy pumpkin Riverside-Albert, NB, 31 Oct 2011 (TWN)

The storm dubbed “Snowtober” moved into New Brunswick yesterday after pounding the U.S. Northeast with record amounts of snow.

While mostly snow fell in western New Brunswick with up to 20 cm recorded in some areas, mostly rain fell in eastern New Brunswick with up to 50 mm falling near the Northumberland Strait coastline.

Roads became slushy and that proved deadly – RCMP say three people died when their vehicle crashed Sunday near Rogersville.

Greater Moncton Airport recorded a whopping 45.6 mm of rain and 6.6 cm of snow.

Historic snow hits US Northeast

Snowy in Belmont, MA, USA, 30 Oct 2011 (AP)

A Nor’easter event dubbed “Snowtober” has dumped an unprecedented amount of snow over major cities in the U.S. Northeast.

New York’s Central Park recorded 7.4 cm of snow – the most snow on any October day since records began in 1869.

Hartford, Connecticut was much snowier with 31 cm while other parts of the state and neighbouring Massachusetts received up to 60 cm of snow.

Washington, D.C. got 1.5 cm which was record-breaking since the city had previously never received snow on Oct. 29.

Deluge in US Northeast

Flash flooding Staten Island, NY, USA, 14 Aug 2011 (courtesy Accuweather.com)

Rain came down in buckets over the American Northeast on Sunday.

New York’s JFK airport recorded almost 200 mm of rain (7.8 inches) yesterday which is an all-time single day rainfall record.

In other words, forecasters say nearly twice the normal monthly rainfall was delivered in one day.

Just east on the Atlantic Ocean at Lido Beach, New York, more than 275 mm of rain was recorded.

The so-called conveyor belt of wet weather caused flash flooding in New York City, disrupting traffic, buses, flights and even the subway when transit workers were forced to pump water out of the system.

Southern New Jersey was drenched with almost 300 mm of rain and flood watches were posted from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts.