Record high temperatures hit East Coast
BOSTON -- All across America's East Coast, an unseasonably warm weather system left families dancing in public squares, swimming in lakes and public pools and parading through city streets with very few clothes.
"I've never seen anything like it," said Ali Trow, a 29-year-old snow plow driver who's retraining to be a life guard. "When the skies are this clear, and the sun is shining this hard, even wearing a shirt feels like oppression."
As of Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service was predicting that temperatures will reach highs of 85 degrees for Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and Boston. In an interview, chief meteorologist Catherine Baker said, "objectively pleasant weather like this almost makes global warming worth it."
According to city governments: Roads were clear. Shops were packed. Airports were working normally. Though every household had electricity, no one was inside, because they were exultantly sunbathing.