The first half of February in Southeast New Brunswick was decidedly winter with frigid overnight lows dropping to a numbing -21 C in the first few days alone.
But the second half of the month was spring-like with most daytime highs above freezing and more tolerable minimums.
The average monthly temperature for Greater Moncton was about 3.2 degrees above normal and anything above 2 degrees is considered significant in meteorology.
Precipitation was slightly above average with more rain than snow falling compared to normal.
FEBRUARY 2018 ALMANAC (at Greater Moncton Int’l Airport, 1981-2010)
Average HIGH 1.0 C
Average LOW -9.7 C
AVERAGE -4.4 C (about 3.2 degrees ABOVE normal)
Extreme HIGH 12.9 C (21 Feb)
Extreme LOW -20.5 C (03 Feb)
RAINFALL 42.0 mm (more than 30 percent ABOVE normal)
SNOWFALL 49.2 cm (about 25 percent BELOW normal)
(Data courtesy Environment Canada)