Record lows in Maritimes

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We are now several weeks into the growing season and temperatures are dropping to dangerously cold lows.

Farmers are concerned about damage to crops after a cool air mass and clear skies led to a frigid low of -4 C in parts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia overnight.

Greater Moncton dropped to -3.2 C early today which broke the old record of -2.2 C from 1903 and records go back to 1881.

The following new record lows were set on 04 June:

  • Kouchibouguac National Park, NB -3.8 C (records since 1924)
  • Grand Manan, NB -2.2 C (records since 1883)
  • Port Hawkesbury, NS -2.6 C (records since 1875)
  • Ingonish, NS -2.2 C (records since 1950)
  • Summerside, PEI -1.9 C (records since 1898)
  • Charlottetown, PEI -1.0 C (records since 1872)

NB under frost advisory

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Hummingbird feeder awaits visitors in NE Moncton, 18 May 2016 (Dearing)

If you have any sensitive plants outside, bring them indoors tonight!

Frost is possible for all of New Brunswick overnight especially in low-lying areas.

Environment Canada says light winds and clear skies will allow temperatures to fall near freezing by early tomorrow.

The average last spring frost date in Greater Moncton is 24 May while in Saint John it is 18 May.