Just got back from Disney World last night. We certainly lucked out on the weather down in Orlando for our trip last week with afternoon temperatures in the low 80s (27/28 C.) and no rain.
Our return flight into Baltimore last eve was only slightly delayed, but then I knew the normal 3.5 hour drive back up into central Pennsylvania was going to be a chore through the back end of the storm and we actually thought about waiting till this morning to make the drive.
Luckily, the Maryland and Pennsylvania road crews were on top of the storm and the roads were mainly slushy and wet despite the snow, sleet and freezing rain coming down. Trip ended up taking almost 5 hours.
Our 5-year old daughter slept most of the drive home, then was wide awake after 11pm and started crying about missing Disney. She is a big fan of the Disney princesses and especially Aurora. I can't even count the number of characters we ended up standing in line to see throughout the trip.
The storm that brought the significant snowfall to parts of Ontario and Quebec is now raging across the Maritimes with heavy snow and strong winds, while mixed precipitation and rain will take over along the south coast.
As of 2 p.m. AST there was heavy snow being reported in Fredericton and Moncton, NB, Charlottetown, PEI and in Halifax, NS.
Parts of New Brunswick will likely end up with over 50 cm of snow out of this one despite what the earlier AccuWeather.com snow map shows below. Actually, I would probably put an area of 30-50 cm over central and eastern New Brunswick and perhaps western PEI and extreme northern Nova Scotia.
Here are the most recent storm snowfall amounts from Environment Canada for Ontario and Quebec. I will post the amounts for the Maritimes when they come in, which will likely be late tonight or tomorrow morning.
Another storm Tuesday night into Wednesday for the Maritimes...
A clipper-type storm will likely redevelop off New England Tuesday night and track close to Nova Scotia by early Wednesday.
At this point, the track and intensity is still uncertain, but there is the potential for over 15 cm of snow Tuesday night into Wednesday over the southern half of New Brunswick through PEI and into the northern half of Nova Scotia. I will post more about this on the next blog.
This same clipper system will also impact southern/eastern Ontario Monday night into Tuesday with mostly light snow and a general 4-8 cm of fluffy accumulation.
There will be a brief thaw for eastern Canada late this week before it turns colder again for the weekend.
Out West, another quick warm-up for southern Alberta on Tuesday with the west winds downsloping as the clipper passes by to the north. However, much colder air returns Wednesday and Thursday so don't get too comfortable!
Another stretch of dry weather for parts of eastern Canada into next week.
A warm first half of summer for a majority of Canada.
Fast, west-to-east jet stream pattern across southern Canada into next week.
Clues to the long range over the next several weeks across North America.
Potential for significant rainfall over southwestern Alberta late this week into the early weekend.
A strong, upper-level storm system will bring significant rain, severe thunderstorms and much cooler air to parts of western and central Canada into early next week.