November 2013 – Cold and dry

Snow in rural Kings County, NB, 12 Nov 2013 (Foster/Facebook)

Snow in rural Kings County, NB, 12 Nov 2013 (Foster/Facebook)

For the first time in 2013, the average monthly temperature in Greater Moncton was actually below normal.

While daytime highs and overnight lows were close to normal in the first half of November, low temperatures took big dips in the second half, falling to a frigid -12.6°C by the last morning of the month.

Precipitation was well below normal with some rainfall but barely any snow recorded.

NOVEMBER 2013 Almanac (at the Greater Moncton International Airport)

Average HIGH  6.2°C

Average LOW  -3.6°C

AVERAGE  1.3°C (about 0.6 degrees below the 30-year average from 1981-2010)

Extreme HIGH  19.5°C (01 Nov)

Extreme LOW  -12.6°C (30 Nov)

Rainfall  48.6 mm (more than 40% below normal)

Snowfall  3.4 cm (more than 80% below normal)

(Statistics courtesy Environment Canada)