Welcome to winter on the Canadian prairies.
Canada’s prairie provinces have been suffering through a massive deep freeze, with temperatures dropping as low as minus 50 in places.
But perhaps no part of Canada has felt the chill of Old Man Winter as much as southern Saskatchewan.
And according to Environment Canada meteorologist Mike Russo, that part of the province is in the eye of the storm.
“It’s pretty much the same story, no matter if you go west or east,” he says.
The storm originated in the Arctic, when a high pressure system and started moving southwards.
“Right now, it’s (the system causing the cold weather) situated right over south western Saskatchewan,” says Russo.
However, these frigid temperatures aren’t expected to endure. Russo says as we head into the middle of next week, things are expected to return to seasonal, with temperatures approaching the -11 and -12 range.