Nova Scotia·FORECAST

Freezing temperatures set new records for parts of Maritimes

The combination of clear skies, dry air and light winds created very cold temperatures last night and this morning.

Temperatures will be more seasonal Thursday and Friday, says CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell

Another quick hit of cold air will arrive Friday night, but after that there's a push of milder air on Sunday into Monday, says CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell. (CBC)

The combination of clear skies, dry air and light winds created very cold temperatures last night and this morning.

It wasn't widespread, but the cold did set a few new records in the Maritimes for Jan. 14. I've crunched the numbers on the six coldest temperatures reported in each Maritime province this morning and compared them to the historical data.

Four locations in the Maritimes set record low temperatures for Jan. 14. (CBC)

Here's what I found:

Nova Scotia

  • Nappan: -–26.2 C (Record is –30.6 C set in 1957)
  • Greenwood: Record setting –22.9 C (Old record was –22.8 C, set in 1947)
  • Upper Stewiacke: –22.8 C (Record is –31.7 C set in 1971)
  • Parrsboro: –22 C (Record is –28.3 C set in 1971)
  • Debert: –21.9 C (Record is –25 set in 1999)
  • Malay Falls: –20.6 C (Record is –22 set in 1991)

New Brunswick

  • Edmundston: Record setting –36.2 C (Old record was –36.1 C set in 1957)
  • Doaktown: –30.5 C (Record is –38.3 C set in 1957)
  • Bathurst: –30.4 C (Record is –33.3 C set in 1887)
  • Fredericton: –29.2 C (Record is –33.9 C set in 1957)
  • St. Stephen: –29 C (Record is –32.8 C set in 1905)
  • Red Pines: Record setting –28.7 C (Old record was –18.3 C set in 2012)

Prince Edward Island

  • Maple Plains: Record setting –26.1 C (Old record was –23.9 C set in 2004)
  • Summerside: –20.3 C (Record is –27.8 C set in 1957)
  • Stanhope: –19.2 C (Record is –25 C set in 1971)
  • Harrington: –19.1 C (Record is –23.2 C set in 2004)
  • Charlottetown: –18.9 C (Record is –27.8 set in 1957)
  • St. Peters: –18.6 C (Record is –25.6 C set in 2004)

Last night and this morning should be the coldest of the week. Temperatures will be more seasonal Thursday and Friday.

Another quick hit of cold air will arrive Friday night, but after that there's a push of milder air on Sunday into Monday.

Also in my forecast, I'm working on a few rounds of flurries — one late tomorrow for Nova Scotia and a second more widespread across the Maritimes on Friday.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kalin Mitchell

Meteorologist

Kalin Mitchell is the meteorologist on CBC News Nova Scotia, CBC News New Brunswick and CBC News Atlantic Tonight. He can also be heard on various afternoon CBC Radio shows giving up-to-the-minute weather forecasts.

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