A polar vortex continues to bring bitter cold to Saskatchewan, which will remain until next week.
On Sunday, the cold air mass set new daily temperature records in parts of northern Saskatchewan.
The coldest temperature was recorded in Uranium City where it was – 48.9 C, breaking a previous record of – 40 set in 2019.
Here is a list of the other records set and tied Sunday morning, according to Environment Canada:
New record: -46.4 C
Old record: -40 C set in 1962
Records have been kept since 1962.
New record: -43.4 C
Old record: -42.6 C set in 1983
Records have been kept since 1972.
New record: -48.7 C
Old record: -46.5 C set in 2019
Records have been kept since 1976.
New record: – 47.6 C
Old record: – 46.1 C set in 1962
Records have been kept since 1960.
New record: 40.3 C
Old record: -38.2 C set in 2019
Records have been kept since 1966.
Bone-chilling cold here to stay
Monday will be another brutal day of bone-chilling temperatures.
Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold weather warning for the entire province.
“An Arctic ridge of high pressure has allowed for a very cold air mass to settle over southern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba,” the weather agency said on its website.
Along with winds of 10 to 20 km/h, extreme wind chill values between -40 C and -50 C are expected over most of southern Saskatchewan. In the province’s north, temperatures will feel like – 55 with the windchill factored in.
Environment Canada says the bitterly cold air will remain over the Prairies for much of the next week.