The cycles of freezing and thawing which began in December, continued in Greater Moncton during the first month of 2012.
The up and down temperatures led to 13 days with at or above freezing daytime highs but also ten frigid overnights dropping to -15 C or lower, bottoming out at -20.1 C.
Overall precipitation was below normal for January, with slightly less rain and half as much snow, based on the 30-year average.
JANUARY 2012 ALMANAC
Average HIGH -1.4 C
Average LOW -11.1 C
AVERAGE -6.3 C (about 2.6 degrees C above normal)
Extreme HIGH 10.7 C (on the 24th)
Extreme LOW -20.1 C (on the 22nd)
Snowfall 44.8 cm (about 45% below normal)
Rainfall 29.0 mm (about 30% below normal)
(Stats courtesy Environment Canada)