Weather-related information, including monthly climate summaries for New Brunswick as compiled by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

IRG Weather Net to start for season on October 31

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2022/10/23 - 21:00

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.

Radio net frequencies for hurricane activations

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2022/09/23 - 21:25

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.

January 2022 review and February (winter/spring) outlook

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2022/02/01 - 13:40

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 2021 review and December (winter) outlook

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2021/12/01 - 14:29

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.