Weather's nippy, you say? Count your blessings

A mostly mild winter continues in southern Saskatchewan this week, a far cry from the same time in 2015.

Buds appearing on some trees in Regina

Milder-than-normal temperatures are expected for much of the week in Regina, although things will turn colder on the weekend. (CBC News)

A mostly mild winter continues in southern Saskatchewan this week, a far cry from the same time in 2015.

Tuesday was cooler compared to Monday, with a high of about -8 C expected in Regina.

However, was like a day at the beach compared to the same time last year.

On Monday, the high hit -2 and buds were seen on some trees.

In the first week of 2015, in contrast, virtually the entire province was gripped by extreme cold.

In Regina, on the morning of Jan. 4, 2015, for example, it was -36 C.

Meanwhile, for those feeling nostalgic for the -30s, they won't have too much longer to wait: Reginans can look forward to a low of -30 on Saturday. 

The weather in Regina was so mild this week, the buds were out on Aldo Columpsi's lilac bush. (Submitted by Aldo Columpsi)

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