Is this the end of the world as we know it?

I can’t believe it’s 26 degrees Celsius today. It’s April 2. WTF?!?!, Mother Nature? Have the Chinooks shifted east?

I was still awake when the sun came up this morning. (That’s a whole ‘nother story.) I live high enough up that I could the lovely clear sky above the beige smog building up over the city centre. I see now (at 18:30) that the sun is obscured by that same smog, which has grown and expanded to cover the visible sky high over Ottawa. Ah, yes. Summer haze. I expected to see smog advisories but apparently the air quality was only 5.

According to the Weather Network, several cities in Eastern Canada have broken temperature records today, including Ottawa (which beat the previous 54-year record by over 10 degrees) and Halifax.

That April 9 dip wasn’t there yesterday so I’m still holding out hope for a late April snow storm. :p