Cold weather to end 2021 breaks one record

Saskatchewan was hit with extreme cold weather in the second half of December. Despite the cold, it wasn’t record-breaking cold except for one day.

On December 28th Regina saw a record low temperature of -38.2, breaking a record that was set in 1884 the same year David Scott was elected as the City’s first mayor. That year the temperature hit -37.6.

Regina wasn’t the only place in Saskatchewan that saw record-breaking temperatures on December 28, as 15 other communities broke records.

  • Assiniboia: New record of –35.5 C (Old record of –33.8 C set in 1996).
  • Broadview: New record of –39.0 C (Old record of –35.8 C set in 1992).
  • Coronach: New record of –35.1 C (Old record of –32.0 C set in 1992).
  • Elbow: New record of –37.0 C (Old record of –36.0 C set in 1992).
  • Indian Head: New record of –39.0 (Old record of –38.3 set in 1917).
  • Kindersley: New record of –39.2 C (Old record of –37.8 C set in 1968).
  • Last Mountain Lake: New record of –40.7 C (Old record of –37.0 C set in 1992).
  • Leader: New record of –42.6 C (Old record of –37.2 C set in 1924).
  • Lucky Lake: New record of –38.7 C (Old record of –36.3 C set in 1996).
  • Maple Creek: New record of –40.6 C (Old record of –40.0 C set in 1917).
  • Moose Jaw: New record of –37.6 C (Old record of –34.4 C set in 1924).
  • Rockglen: New record of –31.9 C (Old record of –31.7 C set in 1996).
  • Rosetown: New record of –38.6 C (Old record of –38.3 C set in 1917).
  • Swift Current: New record of –39.1 C (Old record of –36.1 C set in 1917).
  • Wynyard: New record of –37.2 C (Old record of –34.6 C set in 1988).

 

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