Incredible warmth continued yesterday in the northwest, with a full map of new records, including several for any day of March! Fort Good Hope, NWT smashed its previous daily record by more than 16 degrees, and records go back to 1910! #Yellowknife #Whitehorse #Arctic pic.twitter.com/djrajrUJPk
— Patrick Duplessis (@Pat_wx) March 19, 2019
A warm air mass has surged into Western Canada this week bringing record temperatures to the region and also to the North.
Many communities from Yukon to Nunavut were well above freezing and into the double digits breaking March records.
Yohin Lake hit a record high of 18.8°C Monday and spiked to 20.2°C Tuesday marking the first time in March the thermometer has climbed above 20°C in Northwest Territories.
Daytime highs in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley hit the mid 20’s while Alberta residents enjoyed maximums in the high teens.