Santa Claus had better be dressed for the elements when he and the reindeer hit Saskatchewan because it will be cold.
Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for most of Saskatchewan with the only exception being the west-central, and southwest parts.
A frigid Arctic air mass has swept into the province behind a cold front that marched through the region on Saturday. Temperatures will fall to around the minus 30 degree mark tonight and combined with brisk northwest winds of 20 to 30 km/h, extreme wind chill values of -40 to -45 can be expected overnight and Christmas morning. This cold Arctic airmass will remain entrenched over the region for the foreseeable future so expect extreme wind chill values in the -40 to -45 range, especially during the overnight and morning hours, for at least the next 6 days.