December 2014 – Rainy and mild

cursnow_usaAfter a cold and snowy November, it seems a bit odd that December 2014 would turn out to be relatively mild and rainy in Southeast New Brunswick.

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)

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