Although it has felt like winter for weeks now, the season officially arrived at 6:23pm Friday in New Brunswick.
The Weather Network believes an El Nino event, the warming of waters in the Pacific Ocean, will have an impact on the winter season across the country.
Meteorologist Brad Rousseau says while the phenomenon usually means warmer conditions for the Maritimes, that won’t be the case this year.
“Very cold and dry conditions for this winter is what we are expecting across Ontario and Quebec for instance. But it is generating an active storm track for you guys (Maritimes) and so it’s bringing the cold air and the snow.”
During a typical El Nino winter, Rousseau says most the country including the East Coast becomes warmer than normal.