February 2016 – Wet and mild

Satellite of the Maritimes, mid-February 2015 (left), mid-February 2016 (right) (NASA)

Satellite of the Maritimes with mid-February 2015 on left and mid-February 2016 on right (NASA)

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)

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