Sask. sees 19 temperature records fall Tuesday as autumn heat sweeps across prairies

A total of 19 temperature records were broken in Saskatchewan on Tuesday, as autumn heat swept across the prairies.

Yellow Grass, about 88 kilometres southeast of Regina, was the hot spot in all of Canada, climbing to a sizzling 34.1 C degrees.

Meteorologist Kyle McAulay, said Regina and Moose Jaw easily broke records.

“Yeah Regina reached a high of 33.3 C breaking a record of 32.2 C set back in 1898, and Moose Jaw climbed to 33.1 C breaking a record set back in 1967 of 30.6 C,” McAulay said.

Normal daytime highs for much of southern Saskatchewan this time of year are between 15 C and 19 C degrees.

McAulay added while not as hot as Tuesday, above seasonal temperatures can be expected for the rest of the week.

Other records broken Tuesday include;

Assiniboia
New record of 32.8
Old record of 29.4 set in 1967
Records in this area have been kept since 1965

Broadview
New record of 31.7
Old record of 28.9 set in 1967
Records in this area have been kept since 1938

Coronach
New record of 32.5
Old record of 30.2 set in 2010
Records in this area have been kept since 1961

Estevan
New record of 32.6
Old record of 30.6 set in 1943
Records in this area have been kept since 1900

Hudson Bay
New record of 28.2
Old record of 27.2 set in 1967
Records in this area have been kept since 1943

Indian Head
New record of 33.0
Old record of 31.1 set in 1890
Records in this area have been kept since 1883

Last Mountain Lake
New record of 31.6
Old record of 27.2 set in 1976
Records in this area have been kept since 1975

Melfort
New record of 31.9
Old record of 27.6 set in 2001
Records in this area have been kept since 1910

Nipawin
New record of 30.6
Old record of 26.7 set in 1957
Records in this area have been kept since 1927

Prince Albert
New record of 30.6
Old record of 28.9 set in 1887
Records in this area have been kept since 1884

Rockglen
New record of 30.9
Old record of 27.9 set in 2001
Records in this area have been kept since 1970

Saskatoon
New record of 30.8
Old record of 28.9 set in 1967
Records in this area have been kept since 1900

Waskesiu Lake
New record of 27.3
Old record of 23.4 set in 2012
Records in this area have been kept since 1966

Watrous
New record of 31.9
Old record of 28.3 set in 1967
Records in this area have been kept since 1953

Weyburn
New record of 33.8
Old record of 30.6 set in 1957
Records in this area have been kept since 1953

Wynyard
New record of 31.3
Old record of 28.3 set in 1970
Records in this area have been kept since 1964

Yorkton
New record of 31.4
Old record of 28.9 set in 1967
Records in this area have been kept since 1941

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