Excerpted from AP via Yahoo News -
Winter Warmest Ever on Record in Canada
Mon Mar 13, 7:50 PM ET
TORONTO - The winter of 2005-2006 has been Canada's warmest on record and the federal agency Environment Canada said Monday it was investigating whether it's a sign of global warming.
Between December and February, the country was 3.9 degrees above normal — the warmest winter season since temperatures were first recorded in 1948. Environment Canada climatologist Bob Whitewood said it smashed the previous record set in 1987 by 0.9 degrees.
"We saw it coming from mid-January on that we were seeing something quite remarkable," Whitewood said.
Yep! This is a bell weather event. The first time EVER ... since 1948 ... RECORDED above an average recorded record temperature back in 1987 (19 years). Hey Harry, call Associated Press! "... were seeing something quite remarkable!" Maybe it's that new fangled thing called 'Global Warming'.
I can't wait to hear about the first ever recorded 100 year flood ... it could come at anytime, say in the next 45 years. I just hope someone is around to call AP.