Greater Moncton climbed to a daytime high of 13.4°C on 14 April which was the warmest in four months – since 15 December.
During the last few years, the thermometer has typically been surging into the teens Celsius by mid-April.
Environment Canada data shows the next heat milestone in Southeast New Brunswick, 20°C, is typically reached between now and early May although that kind of warmth is not in the current long range forecast.
In 2019, the milestone was reached on 05 May when it hit 19.7°C.
Early spring is not known as being particularly warm in New Brunswick, but the early days of spring in March 2012 were a rare exception.
For three consecutive days, the thermometer soared into the 20’s Celsius in Southeast New Brunswick breaking record highs and culminating in an unbelievable all-time monthly maximum of 26.1°C on 22 March 2012.
Beachgoers flocked to the coast to take advantage of the summer-like conditions and some at Parlee Beach even took a dip in the Northumberland Strait despite ice patches still floating in the water.
Although temperatures have been near normal so far this month, Greater Moncton has yet to crack 10°C.
Temperature contrast 8pm, 12 Nov 2019 (earth nullschool.net)
Snow began falling in Southeast New Brunswick Monday night and later changed to freezing rain and then rain by Tuesday afternoon.
The temperature climbed to a balmy 14°C in Greater Moncton and 18°C in Greenwood, Nova Scotia.
But as the low pressure system moved out of the Maritimes toward Newfoundland, winds shifted to the northwest causing the thermometer to drop rapidly Tuesday night with a return to snow when it fell to freezing again.
Overnight low records could be challenged in the region by early Thursday as cold Arctic air takes hold.