February proved to be milder than January in Greater Moncton – an above normal trend which began last fall thanks to what forecasters call a strong El Nino.
The temperature was often riding the weather rollercoaster with dramatic highs and lows within a 24 period.
Rainfall including freezing rain was higher than normal and although snowfall was heavy most of it fell during one event (38 cm) on 5 February.
FEBRUARY 2016 ALMANAC (at the Greater Moncton International Airport)
Average HIGH. 1.3 C
Average LOW. -10.0 C
AVERAGE. -4.4 C (about 3.4 degrees ABOVE normal)
Extreme HIGH. 13.9 C (25 Feb)
Extreme LOW. -21.5 C (15 Feb)
Rainfall. 33.3 mm (about 15 percent ABOVE normal)
Snowfall. 79.6 cm (almost 20 percent ABOVE normal)
(Data courtesy Environment Canada)