It’s a Nor’easter!

Nor’easters form along the East coast as warm air from over the Atlantic Ocean clashes with arctic cold to the north and west. They thrive on converging air masses—the cold polar air mass and the warmer air over the water—and are more severe in winter when the difference in temperature between these air masses is greater.

A Nor’easter gets its name from the northeasterly winds that blow in from the ocean ahead of the storm. Nor’easters can occur at any time throughout the year, but they are most common between the months of September through April and are usually accompanied by very heavy rain or snow. They can cause severe coastal flooding, erosion and hurricane force winds and blizzard conditions. Nor’easters are usually most intense during winter in the Canadian Maritime provinces as well as the Mid-Atlantic and New England United States.

It started snowing last night at 6pm and snowed and blowed all night! Yep, textbook Nor’easter here in the Maritimes. David did most of the “digging out” early this morning before he went to work and James finished later.

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Now, It’s just your textbook February snowy day on the East Coast of Canada!

Photo courtesy of Town Of Bridgewater
Photo from Town Hall overlooking the LaHave River courtesy of Town Of Bridgewater

Another one is expected on Monday. Yep…February is “snow month”

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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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