Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Weather Breaks Records.....

As I went for a walk (Boxing Day) it felt like a warm spring day. The temperature records have been shattered by heavy rain, which pounded our region Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I watched a beautiful sunrise YESTERDAY and then it got hot. 
It is not unusual to have warm temperatures at Christmas, but this was record-breaking and balmy in some areas of the Maritimes and right here in our little town. Some records go back to the 1950's and 1940's. I can remember other warm winters, but this one takes the cake.
Motorcyclists were out, winter jackets, boots and toques were gone and replaced with shorts and t-shirts. We ate supper out on the deck. It was a lovely day........IN DECEMBER?
Afternoon here, Mid-day in Europe :)
Now the rain that came fast and heavy warns us that ice and snow further north will be melting more rapidly with these high temps, and flooding will be expected as water levels rise and ice jams will occur. Usually one wouldn't see this until March or April and it would be a gradual thaw, not rapid like this.
They say in the Maritimes......if you don't like the weather; wait 5 minutes and it'll change.....YEP, YOU BETCHA, IT SURE DID.


Linda Kay said...

It seems that this warming trend is everywhere, but history reveals that changes in climate happen cyclically. Ten years from now, the media will be predicting an ice age!

DJan said...

Wow! That's an amazing warmup. We are just now getting ready for a cold snap, but the temperatures have been warmer than usual. Nothing like yours, though. I love that pretty sunset picture at the last, or is that still the sunrise? :-)

Gail said...

Weather is getting stranger all over.

Countryside Tales said...

A lot of the UK has snow today, but not us here on the South Coast. Hope you stay warm :o)

Red said...

Yes, I heard about this weather. The temperature sounds okay but I wouldn't want the rain. In fact, I don't want any of it. The global warming is really starting to alarm me. I think much of it will occur in my lifetime and I'm 75 years old.

Linda Wildenstein said... that is a change for where you live. That's our weather. And we've had brrrrrr cold for us. All of this bodes a very different rest of winter and spring for all of us.