March heat wave

Golfing in Regina, SK, 16 March 2012 (CTV)

Unbelievable heat has enveloped the Prairies and Ontario with temperatures climbing into the 20’s Celsius – the kind of warmth that is more typical of May than March.

Yesterday, Environment Canada indicated at least 17 communities in Saskatchewan set new record highs with Estevan being the warmest at 23.0 C smashing its previous record of 16.7 C.

In Manitoba, Brandon climbed to 21.3 C and it reached 21.2 C in Fort Frances, Ontario.

A large portion of the northern United States – from the Rockies to southern New England – has also been affected with literally hundreds of record highs being broken.

The record warmth is expected to continue for the next several days and could reach the Maritimes by early next week.



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