WEATHER ALERT: Extreme Cold Warning continues for all of Sask. gradual warm up expected next week

Regina reached a low of -38C Thursday morning. Photo Abbey White.

It’s now the fourth straight day that all of Saskatchewan has been under an Extreme Cold Warning, but it does appear there’s some light at the end of the tunnel.

By the time Monday rolls around, Regina and Moose Jaw will see daytime highs only slightly below normal for this time of year at -13C and -10C respectively.

Back to Thursday though, where again wind chills will be in the -40C to -50C range across much of Saskatchewan.

Regina will see a high of just -27C, Moose Jaw not much better, at -26C.

Environment Canada says with wind chills as extreme as they are frostbite can develop in minutes on exposed skin.

The bitterly cold conditions can be blamed on an Arctic ridge of high pressure, which has allowed a very cold air mass to settle over southern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba.

 

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