Temperature records were set in parts of Saskatchewan yesterday after a hot and dry airmass moved into the province.
Dave Baggaley with Environment Canada says southern Saskatchewan was very hot.
“A good part of southern Saskatchewan got well into the 33-degree range,” said Baggaley. “It looks like one of the hotspots was actually Regina with a daytime high recorded at 34.5C.”
Baggaley says it was stormy as well.
“It was actually a very stormy night for a good part of southern Saskatchewan,” said Baggaley. “The story was the wind. There were several stations that reported severe wind gusts with these severe thunderstorms.”
Baggaley says wind gusts close to 106 kilometers an hour were recorded in Rockglen, which is about 2 and a half hours south of Regina near the U-S border.
He says not much rain was recorded in southern regions although some areas may have received anywhere from 2 to 6 mm of rain.
Here are the temperature records broken on Monday, June 1, 2017:
- Regina saw the thermometer soar to 34.5, eliminating the record of 33.3 set in 1948.
- Moose Jaw set a new record of 34.6 from the previous record of 33.3 set in 1914.
- There was a new daytime high set in Prince Albert of 33.0, beating a record of 32.2 set in 1948.
- In Stony Rapids, the old record of 28.1 set in 2007 was eclipsed by a new temperature of 30.9.
- Weyburn set a new record of 32.9 taking out the old record of 30.6 set in 1956.
- And in Wynyard, a new record was set there as well at 30.9, just eking out the old daytime high record of 30.0 set in 1972