March 2015 – A ghastly end to winter

A huge mountain of snow next to the VIA Rail station, Moncton, NB, 04 March 2015 (Dearing)

A huge mountain of snow next to the VIA Rail station, Moncton, NB, 04 March 2015 (Dearing)


As if January and February weren’t bad enough, March came roaring in like a lion for Greater Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick.

Overnight temperatures continued to be frigid with 12 lows during the month falling to -15 C or colder.

Two major snow events left more than 140 cm on the ground just prior to the start of spring.

Forecasters are suggesting colder than normal conditions will persist into April.

MARCH 2015 ALMANAC (at the Greater Moncton International Airport)

Average HIGH 0.0 C

Average LOW -11.3 C

AVERAGE. -5.7 C (about 2.8 degrees BELOW average)

Extreme HIGH. 8.8 C (11 March)

Extreme LOW. -21.7 C (06 March)

Snowfall 98.2 cm (about 30 percent ABOVE average)

Rainfall 5.4 mm (well BELOW average)

(Data courtesy Environment Canada)

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