Saskatchewan weather has gone from one extreme to another in a matter of days.
After hitting a record-breaking 41 degrees on Saturday, the low Tuesday morning was a staggering 2.7 degrees in the Queen City, nearly breaking a 39-year-old record.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Terri Lang said there’s a logical reason for the dramatic change.
“We saw that ridge of high pressure that gave us all the record breaking heat breakdown quite quickly,” Lang said. ” We got a lot of cold air in behind it and last night (Monday) there was clear skies and no smoke, so nothing to trap all the heat that had been radiating on the surface of the earth,” Lang added.
Despite the sharp drop in temperatures only one cold weather record was broken, which was in Coronach at 2.8 degrees. The old record was 3.0.
Watrous saw the mercury drop to the one degree mark early Tuesday morning.
The normal overnight low this time of year is around 11 degrees.
(Files from Drew Postey)