Coldest air of season grips NB

Downtown Moncton skating rink, 19 Jan 2012 (Daniel St. Louis/TWN)

Although much less snow has fallen in Southeast New Brunswick this winter compared to last, the region has still had its fair share of cold and numerous flash-freeze periods.

Arctic air gripped the region over the weekend and yesterday the early morning low fell to -20.1 C at the Greater Moncton AirportĀ – the coldest so far this season.

But temperatures elsewhere were even colder, dropping to -33.4 C at Edmundston, -30.3 C at St. Leonard and even -25.5 C at the Saint John Airport.

The cold will not last with rain and milder air on the way by Tuesday.