Saskatchewan and Manitoba residents are waking up to something they’ve become quite accustomed to over the last little while: blistering cold.
Windchills in Regina hit -41 overnight, while over in Winnipeg, temperatures sank to a low of -39 with the windchill.
According to Environment Canada meteorologist Jason Knight, this kind of weather isn’t unusual for this time of year.
“We’re not actually all that close to records if that helps, most of the records are actually in the minus 40’s, with a few into the minus 50’s,” he says. “Unfortunately, this is more normal than not for this time of year.”
However, Knight says as we head into next week, it’s expected to taper off significantly.
“We’re looking at temperatures rebounding all the way back to the freezing mark by Wednesday, then just sort of lingering near that heading into the weekend. So at least a good week of a warmup.”