Sorry Atlantic Canada, after heavy snow and freezing rain MORE wintery weather is on the way
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 7:49 -
After what seems to be a never ending harsh winter, can Atlantic Canadians finally catch a break?
Don't hold your breath.
In the Maritimes, conditions remained unsettled on Wednesday as a result of another small area of instability, and that brought a rain/snow mix to the region.
Blustery conditions also continued throughout the day.
"Thursday will be another unsettled day in the Maritimes with more mixed precipitation," warns Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani. "Winds will gradually ease in Newfoundland, however it will still be gusty, but with a lot more sunshine."
While many Atlantic Canadians may be thinking "we surrender" when seeing this latest forecast, it should really come as no surprise after the winter it's been.
"As was the case for the winter, Canada holds the trophy AGAIN for the most below seasonal region on the planet in March," says Weather Network meteorologist Dayna Vettese. "Major cities like Fredericton, Charlottetown and St. John’s all managed to accumulate almost DOUBLE their normal March snowfall amounts."
Recent back to back storms helped to add to those snowfall accumulations and also took a toll on city crews and infrastructure.
Heavy snow and over 24 hours of freezing rain resulted in school closures, travel problems and widespread power outages.