November 2012 didn’t just edge out the old 1948 record, it beat it by 1.2 degrees, as the month averaged an amazing 9.9 degrees. The average is 4.8!
“Every month (in fall) has been warmer than normal,” says David Phillips from Environment Canada. November was the most dramatic and the only record-setter of the bunch, but September was about three degrees above normal and October was nearly two degrees above the norm.
All this warm weather and now this week’s rain are pretty depressing for skiers like me, but its not stopping local ski hills from making snow every moment they can, and several are planning on opening this weekend with a run or two on man-made snow.