In a major rain event on 10-11 December in Greater Moncton, almost 140 mm of rain fell – about three months’ worth – causing flooding especially along Jonathan Creek.
The month was also much warmer than normal with 20 days reaching daytime highs above freezing and on Christmas Day, the thermometer climbed to a record 15.6 C.
DECEMBER 2014 ALMANAC (at the Greater Moncton Int’l Airport, based on data 1981-2010)
Average HIGH. 1.8°C
Average LOW -6.0°C
AVERAGE -2.1°C (about 2.7°C ABOVE normal)
Extreme HIGH 15.6°C (25 Dec)
Extreme LOW -19.4°C (31 Dec)
Rainfall 246.6 mm (new December record)
Snowfall 10.9 cm (well BELOW normal)
(Data courtesy Environment Canada)