Officials with with Environment Canada says we’ve had an overall mild winter in the Quad Counties.
Monday is the last full day of winter.
Dave Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment Canada, says the majority of the bad weather came at the end of the season.
“It almost made you forget the fact that you had overall a milder-than-normal winter and one where snowfall totals have been down,” he says. “Especially when you compare it to normal, but also with last year; last year was really the year of the snow, a lot of snow- this year, we’ve seen much less.”
Phillips says we can still expect winter weather for another month or so.
He says the late push of winter weather means we can tend to forget we had it relatively easy.
“Most Canadians have said ‘well geez, this was kind of a flip-flop-ish kind of a winter,'” he says. “I kept saying to people, ‘my gosh, if you really want to see a winter that was rather benign, didn’t really cause too much of an issue, it’s really the Maritimes.”
Phillips says we can still get another 35-40 centimetres of snow after the official end of winter.