February was warmer than normal in Saskatchewan but Environment Canada’s senior climatologist said winter is not over yet.
David Phillips said temperatures were more than three degrees warmer than usual for February in southern Saskatchewan at minus eight.
“The last two weeks though certainly had more melting days than freezing days, we saw temperatures that got up to almost seven degrees in February,” Phillips said.
“February is often about three degrees warmer than January, but march is often seven degrees warmer than February, and then April is about ten degrees warmer than March. So as we see that kind of run up to milder temperatures it gets more pronounced,” Phillips added.
Phillips said the outlook for March is cooler than normal.
He said usually 30 per-cent or 29 centimeters of snow falls in southern Saskatchewan after the beginning of March.
Regina is expected to reach a high of minus 11 on Monday.