A lack of sunshine, a lingering snow cover (which didn’t disappear until 18 April) and damp conditions slowed the arrival of spring and felt like a continuation of the severe winter we just had.
Above normal rainfall, a rapid snow melt and ice break up in rivers led to historic flooding in the Sussex region, swept away a covered bridge and washed out roads – many of which are still partially or fully closed weeks later.
APRIL 2014 ALMANAC (at the Greater Moncton International Airport, 1981-2010)
Average HIGH 8.3 C
Average LOW -0.8 C
AVERAGE 3.7 C (0.2 degrees ABOVE the thirty-year average, 1981-2010)
Extreme HIGH 19.9 C (15 Apr)
Extreme LOW -7.1 C (17 Apr)
Rainfall 96.4 mm (30 percent ABOVE normal)
Snowfall 14.4 cm (50 percent BELOW normal)
(Data courtesy Environment Canada)