December 2013 – Cold and snowy

NB PowerAfter a mild and prolonged fall season, the sudden and vicious arrival of winter came as quite a shock to Greater Moncton in December 2013.

The first winter storm of the season arrived 15-16 December and three more would march through Southeast New Brunswick – including a lengthy ice storm – before month’s end.

Temperatures were well below normal and not surprisingly snowfall was more than twice as much as usual.

DECEMBER 2013 ALMANAC (at the Greater Moncton International Airport)

Average HIGH -3.0 C

Average LOW -11.7 C

AVERAGE -7.4 C (about 2.6 degrees BELOW normal)

Extreme HIGH 8.1 C (06 Dec)

Extreme LOW -22.4 C (14 Dec)

Rainfall 62.6 mm (about 20 percent ABOVE normal)

Snowfall 130.8 cm (more than 100 percent ABOVE normal)

(Data courtesy Environment Canada and wunderground.com)

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