Maritimers enjoy warmer-than-normal temperatures
Published Monday, November 12, 2012 6:59PM AST
Many Maritimers were sporting T-shirts and shorts Monday after an unusual weather system resulted in unusually warm temperatures for mid-November.
“I didn’t think it was going to be this nice out today,” said 11-year-old Myles Hawco in Halifax Monday. “The weather we’re getting, it’s pretty good.”
“I think it’s amazing, how we get to come out and skateboard and bike and stuff,” said Riley Coffey. “Usually in November and December, it’s supposed to be very, very cold.”
While Monday’s mid-to-high-teens temperatures may have been perfect for bikers and skateboarders, it was a different story for those running curling rinks.
“It costs more money because the ice plant runs more,” said David Jones, a curling rink manager in Halifax.
“It might have a bit of a humidity problem, so the dehumidifiers run longer as well. It’s kind of a tradeoff; it’s warmer outside, so the furnace for the clubhouse doesn’t come on as much.”
One sport that is benefitting from the warmer-than-usual temperatures is golf.
Some golfers are wondering if the warmer, wetter weather that is leaving the grass in great shape will lead to a never-ending season.
“It was just beautiful. The greens were in good shape, they were nice and fast, there were lots of people having a great time,” said Bob Dowden who spent Monday golfing in Dartmouth.
“November 12, I spit on winter.”
With files from CTV Atlantic's Ron Shaw