Snow cover officially melts

Environment Canada data shows the seasonal snow cover officially melted on 27 April in Greater Moncton – just prior to almost 14 cm of heavy, wet snow falling in Southeast New Brunswick.

A permanent snow cover began later in the season than usual – 04 January – which means the ground was covered in white for 114 days.

The period was actually longer during the 2013-14 season, when snow covered the ground from 12 December to 17 April which is a total of 127 days.