|A visible satellite image of the intense Nor'easter just south of Nova Scotia on Sunday afternoon. (NOAA image)|
Heavy snow with strong winds in excess of 100km/h brought travel to a standstill, even keeping the snowplows off the roads in parts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Nearly 50cm of snow fell in Greenwood, Nova Scotia, with 43cm at Moncton. In Halifax, the heavy snow was followed by a brief warm up and over 20mm of rain. The rain and melting snow flooded streets which rapidly froze when the temperature fell from plus 2C (36F) to -6C (21F) in one hour this afternoon. Strong winds in excess of 70km/h also hit Halifax. Charlottetown, PEI has received over 60cm of snow with 95km/h winds and visibility under 1km for over 24 hours. The Gaspe coast of Quebec was also hit with blizzard conditions, and up to 40cm of snow. Widespread travel disruptions and power failures stretch across Atlantic Canada and into eastern New England. Boston has now had its third snowiest winter on record reaching 89.2 inches of snow on Sunday as another 10 inches fell by late in the day. More snow is forecast by Wednesday as another storm moves up the eastern seaboard.
|Flooding and a rapid freeze made for a difficult day on the roads in Halifax. (The Halifax Chronicle)|
|Outside Moncton, NB this morning. (Global via Twitter)|