November 2011 – Downright balmy!

Goldfinches in snow Moncton, 28 Nov 2011 (TWN)

Greater Moncton had its mildest November in about five years and measurable snow didn’t occur until mid-month.

Environment Canada reports temperatures were at least three degrees Celsius above the 30-year average but precipitation was just about normal for the month.

A major rainfall event occurred on Remembrance Day with almost 50 mm of rain.

A major snowfall event happened on the 23rd with 21.6 cm recorded at the Greater Moncton Airport (although slightly higher amounts were reported elsewhere in the city) – which breaks a record from 1965.

NOVEMBER 2011 ALMANAC (at Greater Moncton International Airport)

Average HIGH  9.3 C

Average LOW  -1.0 C

AVERAGE  4.2 C  (about 2.7 degrees C above 30-year average)  

Extreme HIGH  16.5 C (on the 11th)

Extreme LOW  -10.3 C (on the 22nd)

Rainfall  75.2 mm  (slightly below normal based on 30-year average)

Snowfall  25.0 cm (slightly above normal)

**all stats courtesy Environment Canada

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