Saturday, December 27, 2014
Christmas Weather Breaks Records.....
IN ATLANTIC CANADA
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.