El Nino has undoubtedly played a role in a milder than normal January in Southeast New Brunswick with less stormy conditions and below average snowfall.
Greater Moncton had three snow events during the month (3-4 Jan, 13 Jan, 29-30 Jan) which delivered 54 cm and typically about 78 cm falls.
The monthly average temperature was a relatively balmy -6.1 C which is roughly 2.8 degrees above normal.
JANUARY 2016 ALMANAC (at the Greater Moncton International Airport)
Average HIGH -2.0 C
Average LOW -10.1 C
AVERAGE -6.1 C (about 2.8 degrees ABOVE average)
Extreme HIGH 9.0 C (11 Jan)
Extreme LOW -20.9 C (05 Jan)
Snowfall 53.6 cm (about 30 percent BELOW average)
Rainfall 23.8 mm (slightly BELOW average)
(Data courtesy Environment Canada)