Record-setting mild temperatures in Saskatchewan
Regina's high was 8.7 C, warmest Dec. 3 on record
It was a perfect storm of mildness — a wave of warm air from the Pacific combined with sunshine and a lack of snow cover to produce record high temperatures in Saskatchewan.
On Thursday, a number of records were broken, both in the north and the south.
In Regina, the mercury hit 8.7 C, slightly above the old Dec. 3 record of 8.2 set in 2004. Saskatoon topped out at 4, which was not a record.
The province's hot spot was Maple Creek, which reached a high of 10.
Here's a sample of communities with record-setting temperatures across Saskatchewan, with the old record and year it was set shown in brackets:
- Collins Bay –1.3 (–1.5 1989)
- Hudson Bay 5.3 (4.4 1951)
- Key Lake 2 (–0.4 1989)
- Regina 8.7 (8.2 2004)
- Weyburn 8.9 (7.8 1965)
Another day of mild, sunny weather is in the cards for Friday, with more records expected to fall.