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Dorian remnants brought snow to parts of Atlantic Canada

Monday, September 9th 2019, 3:20 pm - As remnants of Dorian moved east and merged with a trough, some light snow fell on parts of New Brunswick and Labrador

After Dorian made landfall as a hurricane-strength post-tropical storm in Nova Scotia Saturday and tracked east, it left behind more than a trail of damage and power outages -- it even dropped some light flurries in parts of New Brunswick and Labrador, later that evening and overnight Sunday, respectively.

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What led to the dusting of the white stuff (no accumulations) was a trough merging with Dorian. As it transitioned into a post-tropical storm, the wind field expanded and the storm lost its tropical characteristics, Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter explained.

"The dropping temperatures is what led to the snow for north-central New Brunswick Saturday night and areas around Happy-Valley Goose Bay (in Labrador) Sunday overnight," said Grinter.

69794317 1878591492287579 2213446610430459904 n Light snow fell in Labrador after post-tropical storm Dorian swept through. Photo: Spencer Robinson

For Newfoundland, Dorian was mostly a wind-oriented event, with the heaviest rains remaining west of its track. The strongest wind gusts were reported over southwestern and western parts of the island. Wreckhouse reported a gust as high as 157 km/h while a gust of 143 km/h was recorded in Green Island-Fortune Bay.

"There were many reports of uprooted trees, general wind damage and power outages," Environment Canada said in its weather summary.

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