Friday temperature in record territory in SD&G

CORNWALL – Some people were trading jackets for T-shirts Friday as the region tied and maybe even broke a 36-year-old weather record.

The thermometer reached 14.5 degrees in Cornwall on Dec. 11.

“Cornwall reach a high pretty close to 15 but it’s not clear yet because the official number won’t come in until the observer takes it (the reading) this evening (Friday). The record on this date (Friday) is 14.5 in 1979,” Peter Kimbell, meteorologist with Environment Canada, told Cornwall Newswatch late Friday afternoon.

It won’t be known until Monday whether the weather record was broken. That’s when fractional weather data comes in and is assessed at Environment Canada’s office.

If you like the mild weather, it’s going to stick around a little longer.

“The (mild) weather isn’t going anywhere any time soon … 6 degrees on Monday, 5 on Tuesday, which is still warmer than normal by far. We don’t get back to cooler than average temperatures or actually normal temperatures really until next Thursday,” Kimbell said.

“So we virtually have another week yet of warmer weather, that’s good to go, before we get back to something closer to normal.”

The normal temperature this time of year is a high of minus 2 and a low of minus 11.

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