Welcome to April!
Weather wise, it’s starting out the same way March did: cold and snowy.
Reginans woke up Friday morning to frigid temperatures, as it plunged to -23, breaking the previous mark of -20 set in 1936.
Environment Canada’s John Paul Cragg said this is due to a front of Arctic air from the Northwest Territories which has moved south to the prairies and it doesn’t appear to be moving.
“Because of that, the really cold temperatures for the province continue for the province all the way though that first week of April,” he said.
However, the new record isn’t supposed to last long.
As a matter of fact, Cragg said it could broken as soon as Saturday morning.
“Saturday morning, in the Regina area, we got temperatures dropping down to -24,” he said. “That’s the forecasted overnight low and with the windchill, we’re looking at a windchill of -32.”
Furthermore, Cragg stated we can expect some snowfall in the Regina area, though it won’t be anything significant.
“Regina could see another couple of centimetres starting Saturday night into Sunday morning,” he said.”
“The end of winter isn’t here yet.”