December 2010 – Stormy to remember


December was a stormy month to remember in New Brunswick – with historic late autumn flooding in the southwest along the Bay of Fundy to powerful storm surges crashing along the eastern Northumberland Strait and northern Bay of Chaleur coastlines.

In Greater Moncton, not only were temperatures well above average (by almost 5 C) but the region had three times as much rain and oddly enough slightly less snow than normal.

Monday seemed to be a popular day of the week for storms with three major rain events on one major snow event during the month.

DECEMBER 2010 Almanac

Average HIGH  2.5 C

Average LOW  -4.2 C

AVERAGE  -0.8 C (4.7 degrees Celsius above the 30-year average)

Extreme HIGH  15.3 C (on the 13th)

Extreme LOW  -11.3 C (on the 30th)

Rainfall  138.0 mm (almost three times above normal)

Snowfall  49.5 cm (slightly below normal)


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