Previous cold records for two cities were set in the 1890s – but only warm records get the limelight.
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.
Thanks to John Topal for this link
“If it’s cold in the south you can bet it’s much colder in the north,” says John. “Old cold records beaten silly not much news about it as usual only warm records get the limelight.”