January 2015 – Winter kicks into high gear

 

Workers creating an ice rink at Moncton City Hall Plaza, 08 January 2015 (Dearing)

Workers creating an ice rink at Moncton City Hall Plaza, 08 January 2015 (Dearing)

It took awhile but wintry weather finally arrived in early January after a green and rainy December in Southeast New Brunswick.

Snow began falling in Greater Moncton on 04 January which was also the start date of seasonal snow cover – several weeks later than last winter.

Temperatures were much colder than normal overall but eight days during the month did have daytime highs above freezing.

JANUARY 2015 ALMANAC (at the Greater Moncton International Airport, 1981-2010)

Average HIGH  -4.7

Average LOW  -15.7

AVERAGE  -10.2 (about 1.3 degrees BELOW normal)

Extreme HIGH  8.2 (19 Jan)

Extreme LOW  -23.9 (14 Jan)

RAINFALL  33.7 mm (slightly ABOVE normal)

SNOWFALL  153.0 cm (almost 100 percent ABOVE normal)

(Data courtesy Environment Canada)

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