Summer in November!

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Foggy mornings give way to warm and sunny days for the next few days in Sault Ste. Marie. Photo by Marty Sanderson

If you felt like slipping back into your shorts today, no one would blame you. After all, it’s 18c with warm sun and it’s November!

Unofficially Sault Ste. Marie broke a temperature record today as the mercury climbed to 18c at the Sault Ste. Marie AirportĀ  Monday afternoon according to Environment Canada.

The old record was set in 1945 at 13.9c.

The coldest temperature recorded on this date was -11.4c in 1991.

It’s hard to believe then that we could see some flurries later this week. The warmth comes to an end today as cooler air settles in for the next week or longer. November can be like that, it always seems to have big temperature swings and snow cover certainly is more a rule of thumb for this time of year in this part of the world.

The greatest amount of snow on the ground for this date was in 1993 with 10cm on the ground already. The highest amount of snow that fell on this date was 0cm in 1990.

Cooler temperatures with a risk of snow or flurries takes hold after this coming Thursday as temperatures nose dive from above seasonal to below seasonal. Come Friday, it will likely feel down right chilly with chances of rain or flurries.