January is normally associated with cold, snow, and wind. The average daytime high in Weyburn for this time of year is -8° and the average overnight low is -19°. It isn’t unheard of, though, for temperatures to creep up to freezing, and even a little above as a reprieve from the cold.
A warm front moving into the region brought about the possibility of setting some new record daytime highs Tuesday, with the forecast calling for 7°. By noon, Weyburn had already reached that mark. At 1:00 p.m., the old record of 7° set in 1993 was broken, with a reported temperature of 10.3°. Just two hours later, the warmest temperature of the day in Weyburn was set – 12.9°, establishing a new record.
As warm as it was in Weyburn, it wasn’t the only place to see a new record set. Estevan, Regina, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Assiniboia and more all saw the mercury reach a new height for January 30th. No place, however, saw a change like Maple Creek.
At 1:00 p.m., the temperature reported in Maple Creek was 20.9°, the warmest temperature ever recorded in January in Saskatchewan. It smashed the old record of 14.1°, set in 1993.
Temperatures are expected to stay well above seasonal in Weyburn and the surrounding area for much of the week, with daytime highs staying above the freezing mark. There is a chance of some snow on the weekend, but the warmer-than-average temperatures are to be expected as well.
You can stay up to date on the latest weather conditions by visiting the Discover Weyburn Weather page.