Record-breaking warmth hits this Canadian city
Friday, February 26, 2016, 9:08 AM - Forget Florida for a winter getaway, Nova Scotia is the place to be.
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The village of Greenwood located in the western part of King's County was the country's hot spot Thursday with a staggering 17.3oC.
By comparison, it was only 14oC in Orlando, Florida where our very own Krissy Vann is reporting.
The average this time of year in the village is usually around zero. Thursday's temperature broke a record of 8.9oC set 60 years ago.
In fact, temperature records were broken in all three Maritime provinces throughout the day on Thursday.
High pressure will dominate Atlantic Canada over the next several days with clear and much cooler conditions in sight. That's after a major system brought widespread weather warnings across Atlantic Canada this week.
After starting as snow Wednesday, several areas saw a transition to rain, ice pellets and extended periods of freezing rain in some places.
On Thursday morning some 13,000 customers were without power in New Brunswick due to freezing rain and ice build-up on lines and trees. By evening, that number had dropped to about 1,000, and NB Power expected all customers to be restored later Thursday night.
In addition to the icy and deteriorating conditions, periods of thunder and lightning were reported in areas north of Fredericton.