Nor’easters are the storms that move up the Atlantic coastline from the Caribbean bringing strong winds but not always snow.
This year, however, eastern Canada has been walloped by these storms, with hurricane force winds and lots of snow.
Now the Atlantic provinces are bracing for another, as the rest of the country welcomes spring.
CBC meteorologist, Kalin Mitchell said southern New Brunswick can expect between 15 and 25 centimetres of snow late Wednesday into Thursday this week.
“It doesn’t appear at this time that the wind field will be as strong as the previous storm but I wouldn’t rule out gusts of 60 to 90 km/h,” Mitchell said.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
In Bathurst, New Brunswick,people are still digging out from under huge drifts of snow from a March 14 nor’easter that left many houses and cottages partially buried.
Eldon McLean spent part of his Saturday afternoon cutting a path through a solid wall of snow, in advance of the snowblower operator brought into tackle the nearly four-metre high drift.
Bathurst was blanketed in 40 cm of snow on the 14th of March and could be getting as much as 25 cm on the 21st of March.