A “weather bomb” hit Atlantic Canada and some places received more than 40 cm of snow (PHOTOS)

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The storm sweeping through Atlantic Canada has been classified as a “weather bomb” and the photos show just how powerful the system was.

The Weather Network revealed that the northeast hit Nova Scotia and parts of southern New Brunswick the hardest, with the biggest impacts from snowfall in the January 7-8 storm.

Parts of these provinces were buried under more than 40 centimeters of snow!

Not only was there heavy snowfall, but strong winds also ravaged the area, causing loss of electricity to thousands of people.

Here are seven photos taken in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick after the severe storm.

Someone in Nova Scotia posted a photo of a door full of snow from heavy snowfall combined with strong winds. “When you open your front door after a snowstorm in Canada,” they captioned the post.

Another person said the tent she had over her car was blown over despite being anchored by 12 spikes and a lawn tractor! Snow then accumulated around the car.


Someone on Twitter posted a photo measuring the total snowfall from the storm in Wentworth, Nova Scotia. By the morning of January 8, a little less than 45 centimeters of snow had fallen!

According to a homemade weather stick that a person had, between one foot and just under two feet of snow fell in Riverview, New Brunswick during the storm.


Someone in Nova Scotia woke up to quite a bit of snow on his property and said he was “going to need a lot of coffee to cope with this”.

If you mistook this for a photo of a snowbank instead of a car, that’s understandable, as the vehicle is almost unrecognizable buried under all that snow.

With so much snow falling thanks to the nor’easter and the “weather bomb”, the clearing was a snowblower’s job, not a shovel!

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