It felt more like mid-spring than late winter across Southern Ontario today.
A mild air mass combined with strengthening February sunshine to set new record highs in the region.
Environment Canada reports April-like maximums for 28 February:
- Sarnia, 16.8 C, old record 15.1 C from 2016
- Toronto Pearson Airport, 16.2 C, old record 14.0 C from 2016
- Windsor, 16.1 C, old record 13.6 C from 2017
- London, 15.1 C, old record 14.2 C from 2016
- Kitchener-Waterloo, 15.0 C, old record 12.4 C from 2016
Hot, humid weather made a comeback in Southern Ontario yesterday with humidex values soaring near 45 in some areas.
Environment Canada reported new heat records were set at Toronto Buttonville Airport hitting 35.0°C, Windsor at 34.6°C and Collingwood at 33.7°C.
The hotspot was Sarnia at an unseasonable 35.9°C (almost 97°F).
Some of that heat filtered into New Brunswick today – St. Stephen climbed to 28.5°C with a humidex of 37 and even Moncton reached 23°C with a humidex of 31.
07 March 2012 (courtesy TWN)
More than a dozen Ontario communities broke record highs today including Sarnia at 17.5 C, Windsor at 17.1 C and Toronto Pearson Airport at 16.7 C.
Other records are shown in the graphic above.
That early taste of spring is headed for New Brunswick.
Environment Canada says temperatures are expected to reach 13 C in Greater Moncton tomorrow which would challenge the record high of 13.5 C from 1995.