Remembrance Day 2017 at Sunny Brae cenotaph in Moncton, 11 Nov 2017 (Dearing)
Remembrance Day 2017 was sunny but cold in Greater Moncton.
At 11am, the temperature was near freezing and it was dry with a westerly wind gusting at times to 40 km/h.
Despite the raw wind, it actually seemed warmer this year since in 2016 it was cloudy with a bone-chilling light rain.
Remembrance Day service at Sunny Brae cenotaph, Moncton, 11 Nov 2016 (Twitter)
A light rain began falling shortly before the Remembrance Day service in Moncton’s Sunny Brae neighbourhood today.
It was a typical, grey November day but rather mild with a high of 9.4 C before the temperature fell during the afternoon.
Fortunately, the heaviest rain began falling after the service ended.
Moncton’s Sunnybrae Cenotaph following Remembrance Day service, 11 Nov 2015 (Dearing)
Remembrance Day is a solemn time to reflect on the past and pay tribute to all those who have served Canada in past conflicts.
The weather on this date is typically cold and damp and in Greater Moncton it turned out to be a chilly day with hints of blue sky during the service at Sunnybrae Cenotaph in northeast Moncton.
The temperature at the 11 o’clock hour was about 5°C with an afternoon high of 7°C.
Sunny Brae cenotaph, Moncton, NB, 11 Nov 2014 (Dearing)
The weather certainly cooperated for Remembrance Day ceremonies in Greater Moncton with a partly cloudy sky, light wind and about 6 C during the eleventh hour.
For the third day in a row, daytime highs have been 10 C or higher which is slightly above normal.
But forecasters warn of a dramatic cool down for most of New Brunswick this weekend thanks to an early push of Arctic air.
Goldfinches in snow Moncton, 28 Nov 2011 (TWN)
Greater Moncton had its mildest November in about five years and measurable snow didn’t occur until mid-month.
Environment Canada reports temperatures were at least three degrees Celsius above the 30-year average but precipitation was just about normal for the month.
A major rainfall event occurred on Remembrance Day with almost 50 mm of rain.
A major snowfall event happened on the 23rd with 21.6 cm recorded at the Greater Moncton Airport (although slightly higher amounts were reported elsewhere in the city) – which breaks a record from 1965.
NOVEMBER 2011 ALMANAC (at Greater Moncton International Airport)
Average HIGH 9.3 C
Average LOW -1.0 C
AVERAGE 4.2 C (about 2.7 degrees C above 30-year average)
Extreme HIGH 16.5 C (on the 11th)
Extreme LOW -10.3 C (on the 22nd)
Rainfall 75.2 mm (slightly below normal based on 30-year average)
Snowfall 25.0 cm (slightly above normal)
**all stats courtesy Environment Canada