Frost blankets southern Saskatchewan

If you live in western Saskatchewan, you likely saw below-freezing temperatures Tuesday morning.

Environment Canada says a lack of wind and cloud cover has led to below-zero lows in much of the province, with some records also being set.

Meteorologist Mike Russo says Saskatoon shattered a record that previously stood for over 100 years.

“Saskatoon, for example, got down to -6.1°C, and they broke a record that dated back to 1917,” Russo said. “Their old record was -1.1°C.”

Regina also set a record, as it got down to -4.4°C Tuesday morning. The previous record was -3.3°C set in 1898.

The cold spots were Val Marie and Coronach, both nearing -8°C.

Russo says it’ll be a quick turnaround for the Regina region.

“This ridge slowly moves off towards the east, and we’re looking at least a day — if not two — of generally cooler temperatures, but with the ridge moving off, we do get into a milder pacific flow,” Russo said. “By mid-week, the forecast right now for Wednesday is calling for 19°C for the day-time high.”

While Alberta saw some snowfall over the weekend, Russo says Saskatchewan has not seen any snow reported.

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