March 19, 2010 — The mild and spring-like weather hangs on in the Maritimes making residents feel like Shubenacadie Sam had it all wrong.
On February 2nd, Nova Scotia's groundhog Shubenacadie Sam came out and saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. But the way it's been feeling lately is making residents in the Maritimes question Sam.
“That ground hog was all wrong,”says one Monctonian. “It's gorgeous, I mean I'm walking around with no gloves on and I'm scraping the window in the morning with no gloves on. Go figure.”
Moncton may not have broken any records on Friday, but a sunny afternoon gave residents a reason to get out and enjoy the weather.
There were however, some areas that managed to shatter previous records.
For the third day in a row, Halifax hit another record breaking high. The city hit over 11 degrees. The previous record that was set on this day was back in 1966. Yarmouth is another area that managed to surpass a previous record set back in 1996. The area climbed above 13 degrees today.
It looks like the weekend will be much of the same. Another fair and mild day is expected across the Maritimes on Saturday.
And it's fitting considering the official start to spring is tomorrow afternoon.
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