Lion or Lamb? That depends on where you live!
A developing Colorado low could bring a little white lamb to parts of our region March 1st! You know this is too good to last ;)
Published Monday, February 27, 2017 11:41AM AST
March is just around the corner, but a few words should be said about the final weekend of February! We saw a bit of everything over the weekend: pockets of heavy rain, a thunderstorm or two, fog, sun and let’s not forget, record high temperatures. In fact yesterday’s Canadian hot spot was Cheticamp at 19 degrees!
Today, an approaching cold front will bring a few showers or wet flurries – mostly across northern New Brunswick, but overall, it’s pretty quiet. Behind the front, the cold NW winds swing around to the SW very quickly…giving us a very pleasant last day of February!
The first day of March will be a very different story. A developing Colorado low is expected to bring rain and wind to many of us, but I think the more northern regions of New Brunswick as well as western PEI are in for some snow!
With a temperature profile that sits very near the freezing mark, snowfall totals will be tricky! Right now I believe that parts of NE New Brunswick could get 10-15 cm of snow, with 5-10 cm in the NW. Right now, the rain/snow line should sit near or just north of Fredericton – the capital city likely getting a couple centimetres before the changeover to rain.
It should be a rain event for Nova Scotia and eastern PEI but there could be a little wet snow in the mix, on the leading edge of the system.
Behind the Colorado low, get ready for a brief but mighty blast of cold air by the end of the week. That’s right, we’ll be talking “wind chill and snow squalls” again! It’s not over yet my friends…