March’s temperature anomaly was above normal (+1.0ºC) while the precipitation anomaly was below normal (79%) in comparison with the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010) for the province. Climate extreme for the month: A period of six consecutive days of daily maximum temperature records from March 21-26th produced our first 20ºC day or warmer (in St. Stephen on the 22nd) for 2021.
January 2021 was very warm and very dry.
January temperature and precipitation anomalies were much above and below normal respectively (+4.6 C and 44%) in comparison with the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010) for the province.
Climate extreme for the month: All sites recorded their top 8th warmest January’s ever, yet no daily maximum temperature records were broken
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.
Each month, more and more of our new recruits are signing up for CoCoRaHS assuming they will be using their often new electronic automated rain gauges. I’m sure more will be receiving these as gifts for Christmas. They are often saddened and perhaps confused by the fact that the electronic gauges don’t “cut the mustard”.
November temperatures were above normal (+2.0 C) in comparison with the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010) for the province. Precipitation in November was below normal with 79 % of the 30-year climate normal. This makes it 10 out of the last 11 months drier than normal. Climate extreme for the month: 25.1C recorded in Kouchibouguac on November 10th. A temperature at or above 25 C has never been recorded in the month of November in the province and was also warmer than the 22.9 C recorded in St.
October temperatures were near normal (-0.2 C) in comparison with the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010) for the province. Precipitation in October was also near normal with 102 % of the 30-year climate normal despite being highly variable across the province. We finally recorded (just barely!) a month in 2020 with above normal precipitation.
Hey, weather watchers! Dust off those snow boards, metre sticks and thermometers, because the IRG Weather Net will start for the 2020-2021 season on Monday, October 26, 2020, and run every morning at 7:30 a.m. Atlantic Time. Net control will be shared by Rick VE9MTB and Blair KB1UET. They will gather your local observations and send them off to Environment and Climate Change Canada. ECCC uses the reports to fine tune their predictions and issue alerts in severe weather conditions. The reports are also used by other agencies such as River Watch and news media.