The topsy turvy winter in Saskatchewan continues.
Following a wicked cold spell which plunged windchills to -50 just one week ago, Environment Canada Meteorologist John Paul Cragg says a new warm front is about to make that seem like a distant memory.
“Replaced by this cold Arctic air will be much warmer air from the Pacific,” says Cragg. “Coming over the mountains and streaming down the other side into Saskatchewan and really warming up most of Saskatchewan.”
Cragg says this kind of drastic swing is just par for the course.
“One is that cold arctic air mass that we saw over the Christmas holidays and the other is the warmer Pacific air mass that we will be seeing over the next couple of days,” he says.
“Those two air masses go back and forth, replacing each over the winter.”
Cragg says temperatures usually rise above 0 five times a year in Regina and notes temperatures are quite normal for this time of year.