Brutal cold maintains grip on Saskatoon
Many other areas also seeing multiple days of -30 C weather this winter
If it seems like Saskatoon has been in the icebox all winter, there's a good reason, according to Environment Canada.
According to David Phillips, senior climatologist with the weather agency, Saskatchewan's biggest city has seen many more days of deep freeze this winter than is usual.
"If you look at November, December, January, February — the coldest in 15 winters," Phillips told CBC News.
"It really has been a tough round."
It's not just Saskatoon, either. Record-setting cold temperatures for Feb. 25 were set Tuesday morning in Elbow (-31.9), Swift Current (-30.6) and Weyburn (-31.6).
Meanwhile, the mercury this morning dipped below -32 in both Regina and Saskatoon.
According to CBC Saskatchewan weather specialist Farah Singh, another round of extreme wind chill values has developed over the Prairies.
Wind chill warnings were issued around Saskatchewan early in the morning, although later in the day they ended in the south when temperatures creeped up a bit.
Phillips said people shouldn't give up hope as this bitter cold should break in about two weeks.
The winter may be more intense but perhaps will not last as long as other years, he said.
Meanwhile, people seem to be taking it in stride.
Ian Farquhar said it's all about dressing for the cold, and mind over matter.
"I mean your extremities might get cold but you just got to think warm. And you know how much power you have by knowing how to use your mind. If you think warm you're going to get through it," he said.
Others said they keep exercising, travel to warm places, and eat chocolate.