Monday, February 08, 2010

Winter Bay of Fundy from space


One summertime FAQ we hear from visiting tourists is "what happens here in the winter?". Well, now you can see for yourself. Check out this NASA daily image from space showing a light dusting of snow all around the Bay of Fundy.

So here's the scoop on our winter: We're in the northern hemisphere so yeah, we get some snow. It doesn't always snow by Christmas (didn't this year) and doesn't snow much after mid-March.

Snow storms do not happen every day. They are usually spaced about a week to ten days apart, with clear sunny or cloudy days in between. It is not as cold here as it is 'up north' in the Arctic. Temperatures here in winter range from plus 10 degrees C (50 degrees F) to -15 C (around 5 degrees F). For a few days here and there usually in Feburary it can go as low as -20 or -25 C at night (around 0 degrees F).

The Bay made up of salt water from the Atlantic ocean so it doesn't 'freeze over' like a lake. If we're lucky though we get some ice cakes or small ice burgs. And, just to set the record straight: none of us live in igloos....

6 comments:

displaced bluenoser said...

I like this blog.........

Sally said...

Terri--your blog is great (and I loved your other one too). I write the Seaside Knitters Mystery series set in Mass. (probably the deep south to you!) and I have found inspiration in your photography and even an idea for my next book in your video of the teens walking through the woods & some of your photos.) SO a heartfelt THANK YOU! (The photo of the Christmas tree in the square is almost the identical scene that I have already written into a book--!)
Sally Goldenbaum

The Weaver of Grass said...

Came upon your blog quite by accident Terri - and so pleased that I did. I crossed the Bay of Fundy in thick fog a couple of years ago from Digby to St John. Had the most wonderful holiday and also saw that fantastic place where the two currents meet on the river. I shall call and see you again.

Jonathan said...

Terri,
I live in Boston and am annoyed about how warm it is and how little snow we get. I am driving to the Bay of Fundi in a week! I am hoping to build an igloo from compacted snow. Can you recommend some wilderness in the area that is likely to have a deep snow base and cold weather? Thanks so very much!
-Jonathan

Terri said...

um hi Jonathan, I hate to disappoint you but we get pretty much the same weather that New England gets, seeing as Fundy sits east (not north) of Maine. Take a look at this blog post. http://bayoffundy.blogspot.com/2008/07/hows-weather-up-here.html (use the arrow keys to go right).

Here right now it's rainy and in the 60s F so there is no snow at all...

you'd have to go much further north to find snow in eastern Canada this year...

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