Yes the calendar says November but the weather is more like early September. So much so that Sault Ste. Marie along with other northern communities broke records Wednesday.
On Wednesday Sault Ste. Marie reached a high of 19.5 c. The previous record high for November 4th was 19.3 in 2008. On Thursday temperatures rose again under a stiff SW wind to just shy of the record set in 2008 of 20.1c.
When you consider the average daytime high for this time of year is around 6c, we’re way above normal for this time of year.
An unseasonably warm air mass has moved into Northeastern Ontario, resulting in temperatures on Tuesday that were more typical of late summer or early autumn.
The following is a summary of weather event information received by
The table below shows new record maximum temperatures for
Location new record Max previous record Max and year
North Bay 23.6 17.4 2008
Sudbury 17.1 16.1 1956
Sault Ste Marie 19.5 19.3 2008
Chapleau 18.4 17.6 2008
But it will it last?
Yes and no. Beginning Friday, temperatures begin to drop to normal values along with some heavy precipitation. The precip will fall as rain for the most part, but temperatures are expected to drop to 0c Saturday morning, so a few flurries are possible. The good news is, the rest of November continues to be above or slightly above normal. There will be a few cooler days and again, flurries are possible. Temperatures once again rebound to the low double digits or high single digits for most of the month stretching into December. In fact, cold, snowy weather doesn’t even begin to show up on long range forecasts until the second week of December.
Last year if you recall, Winter moved in quickly with a series of snowsqualls that began on November 9 of last year. It was a start to one of the longest and coldest winters on the record books.