It felt like winter was on pause during December in Southeast New Brunswick.
After significant snow on 07-08 November, many thought winter arrived early again.
But more rain fell and the heaviest snow was a mere 9 cm – paltry by Greater Moncton standards.
Although the temperature remained below freezing on 13 days and most daytime highs were just slightly above zero, the thermometer did climb above 10°C on four occasions.
DECEMBER 2019 ALMANAC (at Greater Moncton Int’l Airport, 1981-2010)
Average HIGH 0.9°C
Average LOW -8.0°C
AVERAGE -3.6°C (about 1.2 degrees ABOVE normal)
Extreme HIGH 13.8°C (15 Dec)
Extreme LOW -15.1°C (27 Dec)
RAINFALL 56.9 mm (slightly ABOVE normal)
SNOWFALL 26.0 cm (about 60 percent BELOW normal)
(Data courtesy Environment Canada)