No, no, don't panic. Nothing bad has happened.
Well that depends on how you define "bad".
The weather has been spectacular for several days now.
Most Canadians, laugh at the March calendar date for the beginning of spring. "Ha!" we say, "the calendar is such a tease." We can't plant our vegetable gardens and tender annuals until late May.
The average high temperature in mid-March is 5 or 6 C with lows at or below freezing. We can have snow as late as May.
That said, the high for today is predicted to be 27 C (Kathy, that's 80.6 F) !!! A bit cooler at 20 or so, nearer the shore.
Normally, we wouldn't see temperatures like this until summer, in June, July or August.
These ridiculous, hot temperatures are great for those of us who love to spend outside in the garden, puttering about, or by the seashore, NOT bundled under layers of clothing, freezing in an on-shore Atlantic wind.
Great for us. Not so great for good ol' mother earth. My good chum, Amy-Lynn explained the problem succinctly, in her latest Flandrum Hill post.
So, here I sit typing as fast as I can, sucking back my tea and chomping toast with peanut butter, while Trey is has his morning jog beside me on the treadmill. All done in haste to get outside and enjoy this T-shirt weather.
Until the climate comes to its senses, I'm going to take the advice posted on the "Last Page of the Internet" ...
If you're experiencing similar weather -- I respectfully suggest you do the same.