Met winter officially ends

Halls Creek in Moncton, 23 Feb 2012 (TWN)

Meteorological winter (three month period of December, January and February) is now officially over and some interesting comparisons can be found between the last met winter and the most recent one for Greater Moncton.

Most remarkable is how much less snow fell this season (the vast majority falling in February).

The average temperature was also slightly milder this winter over last.

Astronomical winter still has a few more weeks left – spring is set to arrive on 20 March at 2:14 AM (Atlantic Time).

MET WINTER 2011-12 (Dec, Jan, Feb)

Average temperature -5.0 C

Snowfall  167.6 cm

Rainfall  131.1 mm

 

MET WINTER 2010-11 (Dec, Jan, Feb)

Average temperature -5.6 C

Snowfall  314.1 cm

Rainfall  170.4 mm

 

(Stats courtesy Environment Canada)

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