It’s no secret that yesterday was a balmy Spring like day. It was out of the ordinary for February in Nova Scotia. It was so warm in fact, numerous temperature records fell across the province and new ones were set.
Many of the records have stood since 1973 when another warm February 3 occurred.
According to Environment Canada at least six records were broken.
The Antigonish Area was almost 13 degrees Celsius yesterday. The nearby Tracadie weather station read 12.8 degrees breaking the previous record of 11.1 degrees set in 1973.
Cheticamp reached almost 15 degrees with a new record of 14.8 degrees breaking the old record of 13 degrees set in 1982.
Kentville didn’t break a record but tied the one from 1973 with a temperature of 12.8 degrees.
Port Hawkesbury’s new record of 11.4 degrees broke the previous one of 11.1 set in 1970.
In Sydney, they reached 9.7 degrees breaking the previous record of 9.4 set in 1973.
The Truro area got in on the action too setting a new record of 13.3 degrees in Debert, breaking the old record of 12.8 degrees set in 1973.
Don’t get too used to the warmth though. Many areas of Nova Scotia can expect to see snow return this afternoon and into tonight.