Yesterday, students traded coats for cut-offs as the temperature rose to a record-breaking, balmy 68 degrees, beating out the date's previous all-time high: 55 degrees.
The day began with winds of up to 49 mph and heavy rain that, according to Central Maine Power, caused 6,700 of their customers to lose power, as reported by the Associated Press.
By mid-morning, however, the sun was out and so were Bowdoin students.
"I was able to wear shorts and sandals and I went for a really nice run," said Brooks Winner '10, a member of President Barry Mills's Climate Commitment Advisory Committee. "But I'm a little concerned...I think it's hard to point to one day as a sign that the climate is changing, but it's kind of weird. It's exciting but it's also a little disconcerting."