Cold weather records shattered around Saskatchewan

Twelve cold weather records fell Sunday as a brutal cold snap continued in Saskatchewan.

Cold spot was Stony Rapids: -43.5 C

Wind chill warnings were issued across Saskatchewan on Monday, but some relief from the bitter cold is on the way, Environment Canada says. (Environment Canada)

Twelve cold weather records fell Sunday as a brutal cold snap continued in Saskatchewan.

"It's a brutal morning across most of Saskatchewan this a.m.," CBC weather specialist Wayne Miskolczi said Monday. 

"The good news is we're gradually seeing the cold air move to the south and the east."

In recent days, the super-chilly weather has been stubbornly sticking around.

In Val Marie, for example, the record for Dec. 22 was shattered when the mercury dipped to -37.3 C -- 10 degrees below the previous low set in 2004.

According to Environment Canada, records were also set in Assiniboia (-32.3), Buffalo Narrows (-37.2), Eastend (-28.7), La Ronge (-40), Leader (-35.2), Meadow Lake (-38), Nipawin (-38.6), Rockglen (-29.6), Rosetown (-36), Southend (-40.9) and Spiritwood (-39.2).

Records were tied in another  two other communities: Elbow (-36) and Weyburn (-34.2).

In Regina, the temperature fell to a low of -33.9, while in Saskatoon, it dropped to -34.3. Neither community set records.

Early Monday, the temperature in both cities remained in the -30s, but with the wind, it felt like it was closer to -50 in Regina. 


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