March 23, 2010 — After a winter that really wasn't across the Maritimes, residents have their sights set on spring. But is it too early to bid adieu? Here's reporter Shelley Steeves with the details.
The winter of 2009/2010 was reported as one of the warmest and driest winters on record.
And Maritimers were certainly reaping the benefits.
“It hasn't been too bad this winter I find, I only had to shovel twice.”That from one resident in P.E.I. “The winter was easy, I complained a lot, but it was still easy,” says another.
The lack of snow and milder temperatures didn't give people much to complain about. After being spoiled for much of the winter, residents aren't looking back.
The warmer temperatures across the region reduced the formation of ice and helped to keep water temperatures warmer. The Weather Network's meteorologist Chris Scott says the above seasonal temperatures during the winter months will also help with the start of the new season.
“Places like Charlottetown and Shediac and Truro may not see as much cold weather early in the Spring as they do sometimes,” says Scott.
But that doesn't mean everyone is off the hook just yet.
Winter is making up for lost time in New Brunswick. Northern areas of the province could see between 15 and 30 cm of snow by tomorrow night.
Meanwhile, rain is the story in Nova Scotia. The province is in for a good soaking with some places expected to see up to 50 mm of rain through to Wednesday.
Tune into The Weather Network on TV for the details on this latest storm. Your National Forecast come up at the top and bottom of each hour.