December 2020 review and January 2021 (winter) outlook NB

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2021/01/08 - 08:42

December 2020 was anything but normal weather-wise (which coincides well with most of 2020!) as it was very warm and wet.  December temperature and precipitation anomalies were much above normal  (+4.2 C and 173% respectively) in comparison with the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010) for the province. 

Climate extreme for the month: As also observed in November, maximum monthly temperature records were also broken in December for some sites.  However, Fredericton broke their monthly record twice, first time on the 1st  with 17.0 C then broke that record again on Christmas Day with 17.3 C.

See all the details in the attached final report for December and an outlook for January 2021 from Jill Maepea, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist / Client Service Operations Atlantic, Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada