Saskatchewan

Record-setting mild temperatures in Saskatchewan

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.

Regina's high was 8.7 C, warmest Dec. 3 on record

After a string of warm days last week, Saskatoon and Regina start off the week with chilly mornings and highs of 10 C. (Facebook)

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.

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