Saskatchewan residents have been able to enjoy above average temperatures this January, but it isn’t going to last for long.
The end of the week will bring a cold snap with windchill temperatures below -30 and overnight lows of mid-minus 20s.
Environment Canada said that this type of weather shouldn’t be anything surprising to those living in Saskatchewan, as February is usually the coldest month across the prairies.
“We often call it the ‘Siberian express’ or a ‘Siberian high’, because that’s the origin of where it’s coming from,” said Terri Lang with Environment Canda, explaining the cold snap.
“But as it comes further south, often it kind of gets a little bit modified.”