It was windy in northern New York Monday, but more than that, it was warm.
Not warm like spring is coming, or warm like that day in winter when you want to shrug off your coat. No, this was a distinctly late fall, get it while you can kind of warm.
And better yet, it came on a day off from school.
The thermometer topped 70 (it was still in the 60s Monday evening) but it was headed toward much colder temperatures.
At Watertown's Thompson Park, parents brought their children to get in a last round of playground play.
Mason Steinberger was one of the youngsters enjoying the day.
"I just want to get outside with my little sister and play when it's all nice," he said.
"It's going to be cold here soon."
Kids weren't the only people savoring the park and the day. Assane Toure declared it "a beautiful day."
"We don't usually get this in November," he said, "so we want to take advantage of it."
(Seeing and hearing is better than reading, when it comes to a day like today. Click on the picture to watch our report.)
Monday, December 22, 2014, Watertown, NY
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