11 Saskatchewan communities break decades-old cold records

NewImagePrevious cold records for two cities were set in the 1890s – but only warm records get the limelight.

Global warming will do this </sarcasm>

1 Apr 2018 – On Friday, Meadow Lake, Melfort, Nipawin, Prince Albert, Watrous East and Wynyard set new cold records.

Prince Albert set its lowest record cold at -33.1 C, breaking a record set of -32.8 C in 1890.

On Saturday, Assiniboia, Kindersley, Moose Jaw, Rosetown and Weyburn broke former records as well, with temperatures hovering around the -20 C range.

Moose Jaw also broke a more than century-old record, set in 1899. The temperature at that time was recorded at -22.2 C, while the new record is set at -23.1 C.