The senior climatologist with Environment Canada says it was a disappointing fall season in the Quad Counties.
Thursday is the last full day of fall; winter officially arrives Friday afternoon.
Dave Phillips with Environment Canada says we can usually be proud of how great our fall is compared to the rest of the country, but that wasn’t the case this time around.
Phillips tells The Hawk overall, it was our coldest fall in 32 years.
“Port Hawkesbury, for example, a couple of days (in December), we saw all-time low temperature records- it got down to -13, -14 and change,” he says. “That’s something you expect in the dead of winter, not in the two weeks before winter really begins.”
Phillips says September was warmer than normal, but that didn’t last.
“It really began to change in October, November, December,” he says. “Something you normally brag about, well, it’s been rather disappointing.”
Phillips says the season everyone anticipates was missing in action.
He says our fall was measured in days, not months.