January 2014 – A rollercoaster ride!

A collision on an icy Salisbury Road near Moncton, 11 Jan 2014 (Facebook)

A collision on an icy Salisbury Road near Moncton, 11 Jan 2014 (Facebook)

From near record cold to near record warmth, January proved to be a real rollercoaster ride in Greater Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick.

In an unusual twist, much more rain fell during the month than snow which was a stark contrast to a very white December.

After all of the ups and downs, the overall monthly temperature was actually above normal and total precipitation was close to average.

JANUARY 2014 ALMANAC (at the Greater Moncton International Airport)

Average HIGH  -2.1 C

Average LOW -12.5 C

AVERAGE  -7.3 C (about 1.6 degrees ABOVE the 30-year average 1981-2010)

Extreme HIGH 11.2 C (12 Jan)

Extreme LOW -28.1 C (02 Jan)

Rainfall 83.6 mm (about 90 percent ABOVE average)

Snowfall  32.8 cm (about 60 percent BELOW average)

(Data courtesy Environment Canada)

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