In many ways, April 2011 is typical of what spring normally is in Greater Moncton – unpredictable, with wide swings in temperature and varied types of precipitation.
But after a cold and snowy winter, we were hoping for an early spring like last year with warm temperatures and less variability.
The month started off cold but even after a warm-up by mid-month, overnight lows were still frosty and more snow actually fell in April than in March.
APRIL 2011 Almanac
Average HIGH 9.4 C
Average LOW -0.8 C
AVERAGE 4.3 C (1.1 C above the 30-year normal from 1971-2000)
Extreme HIGH 23.3 C with humidex of 29 C (on the 28th)
Extreme LOW -7.9 C (on the 16th)
Rainfall 53.0 mm (slightly below normal)
Snowfall 20.6 cm (about 40% below normal)