Last night’s weather system was a true Nor’easter.  It travelled up along the eastern seaboard with lots of energy, moved into a cold air mass parked to the north and brought precipitation and a strong wind from …the northeast.  

The position of the blocking high allowed for the rapidly moving system to curl up around it as it reached Nova Scotia’s south shore.  That pulled some warm air into the mix and the band of heaviest snow was pushed inland, or westward a bit farther than expected.

Check out the snowfall totals as of midday today: (localized snow squalls will add to these totals by the end of the day)

NEW BRUNSWICK:

Summary of snowfall in cm as of 9 o’clock this morning:

St. Stephen: 38

Sussex: 29

Moncton: 24

Grand Manan: 23

Fredericton city: 23

Fundy National Park: 21

Kouchibouguac: 19

Saint John: 19

Point Lepreau: 15

Mechanic Settlement: 17

Buctouche: 15

Gagetown: 14

Miramichi: 14

 

VOLUNTEER OBSERVATIONS:

Norton: 40

Barter Settlement: 36

Gaspereau Forks: 36

Chamcook: 35

Dorchester: 33

Cumberland Bay: 31

Noonan: 29

Keswick Ridge: 27

Miramichi: 25

Gagetown: 23

O'Donnells: 21

Fredericton: 20

Dieppe: 19

Sussex Corner: 17

Bas Caraquet: 12

Jolicure: 12

 

Maximum wind gusts in km/h:

Saint  John: 80

Grand Manan: 76

Some of the snowfall reports are from unmanned stations, so actual

amounts may be higher or lower than indicated.

 

NOVA SCOTIA:

Summary of snowfall in cm as of 5 am:

Kejimkujik: 25 

New Ross: 21

Kentville: 19

Greenwood: 17

Yarmouth: 17

Halifax Stanfield Airport: 15

Canning: 25 cm

New Minas: 20 cm

Amherst: 25 cm

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND:

Summary of snowfall in cm as of 11 o’clock:

 

Charlottetown: 24

Stanhope: 19

St. Peters: 17

Volunteer observations:

Borden: 22

Charlottetown: 19

Grand Tracadie: 18

Caledonia: 17

Cardigan: 17

Wellington: 14

New London: 11

 

 

Maximum wind gusts in km/h:

East Point: 95

North Cape: 85

Summerside: 80

Charlottetown: 76

Harrington: 76

St. Peters: 76

 

Oh, there’s more!  How much more?  It’s difficult to say right now.  

The next system is expected to push off the eastern seaboard Saturday afternoon. 

As it heads northward, it should start to deepen or intensity,  thanks to yet another blocking high. 

This arctic high will likely be set up a bit farther east.  This wouldn’t allow for the “tipping” that took place as last night’s low skipped by.

That would keep the ice pellet mix well offshore and that means more shoveling! 

Right now I’m willing to go as high as 25 to 30 cm for most – with lesser amounts over northern New Brunswick. 

The snow would start overnight Sunday but it would really be a Monday storm.

Stay with CTV News for the very latest!

 

Chief Meteorologist

Cindy Day