If you’re hoping for a new forecast for this new year, you’re not going to be disappointed. Meteorologist Brad Vrojlik says the Environment Canada forecast is looking much better.
He says after extreme cold weather warnings recently, we’re going to see a slow push into more-normal conditions.
“That will improve today though,’ Vrolijk tells 620 CKRM News. “It seems the coldest of the weather is past. The Arctic high that is bringing the bitterly cold temperatures is now moved off down into the United States. And a very gradual warming trend is expected to occur throughout the remainder of the week”
Vrojlik says some records were broken Sunday night however when the temperature dropped to -40.8 C in Maple Creek, surpassing the old record of -38.7 set in 1993.
And the cold spot in the province was actually Val Marie, which recorded a low of -44.2 C.
Vrojlik says this extreme cold weather however could soon be ushered out
“It’s a very long stretch of cold air,” Vrolijk said. “And I think it’s pretty notable just in how far in extended. For several days we had extreme cold weather warnings from Northern BC to the Atlantic Ocean. So, it’s a potent blast of cold air for the whole country to round out 2017.”