Hey, weather watchers! Dust off those snow boards, metre sticks and thermometers, because the IRG Weather Net will start for the 2022-2023 season on Monday, October 31, 2022, and run every morning at 7:30 a.m. Atlantic Time. Net control will be shared by Rick VE9MTB and Scott VE1CSA. They will gather your local observations and send them off to Environment and Climate Change Canada. ECCC uses the reports to fine tune their predictions and issue alerts in severe weather conditions. The reports are also used by other agencies such as River Watch and news media.
When hurricanes or tropical storms threaten, The Hurricane Watch Net activates on 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz, and will use either or both of these frequencies as propagation allows.
If conditions require, a CANWARN Net may be activated on all or part of the IRG system. Be sure to listen to and follow the instructions of the net control station in giving any reports - report only what is asked --and remember the important ABC's: Accuracy, Brevity & Clarity.
Bob Robichaud (VE1MBR), Warning Preparedness Meteorologists for Environment and Climate Change Canada, presents the outlook for the 2022 hurricane season in Canada.
January had below normal temperatures (-1.5ºC) and slightly below normal precipitation (95%) in comparison with the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010) for the province. Despite having below normal precipitation, extreme southern areas saw above normal precipitation with Moncton reporting their 4th snowiest January on record. Edmundston reported their 5th coldest January on record.
November had slightly above normal temperatures (+0.9ºC) and slightly above normal precipitation (108%) in comparison with the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010) for the province.
Climate event of the month: In keeping with the climate event from October, Charlo reported a minimum monthly temperature of -5.4ºC and Bathurst reported -6.5ºC. These were the warmest minimum temperatures on record for the month of November.
Summer (June, July and August) 2021 in New Brunswick was above normal in terms of temperature (+0.9ºC) and had near normal precipitation (100%) in comparison to the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010). The Saint John area saw their warmest summer on record with several other sites recording their top 5 warmest.