Death, taxes and unpredictable weather in January on the prairies are three guarantees in life.

The latest blanket of cold air warranted an extreme cold warning which was placed in effect during the early hours of Friday morning in Estevan. The temperature hit minus thirty five and was accompanied by a wind chill of minus forty five. As the weekend approaches, the seesaw battle of temperatures is expected to continue according to Brad Vrolijk with Environment Canada. 

"Heading into Friday night, lows will drop to below minus thirty with extreme wind chills of minus forty showing up again," Vrolijk shared.

"At these wind chill levels it only takes a couple minutes or less for exposed skin to freeze. If you do have to be outside its important to cover as much as you can, dress in layers, gloves, toques, scarves, jackets to make sure you can protect yourself from the wind and the cold as much as possible."

Estevan and south east Saskatchewan will see some temporary relief in the coming days, but temperatures will continue to climb up and down in the foreseeable future.

"It looks like this weekend a low pressure system will bring some relief with daytime highs climbing to the minus ten to fifteen range but it looks like early next week another arctic high comes crashing in, sending temperatures to where they are now. By mid to late next week, it looks like a more prolonged warm up is on the way with temperatures maybe reaching the minus five to zero degree mark," Vrolijk concluded.

Click here for the most up to date weather, including the latest five day forecast.

 

More Local News

SaskPower Pleased With Performance Of CCS at Boundary Dam Power Station

SaskPower’s carbon capture and storage facility at the Boundary Dam Power Station had a great year in 2018, according to their vice president of power production, Howard Matthews. The facility…

Millions for Crop Research in Saskatchewan

On Wednesday, the federal Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced more than $12 million in funding for forty-four crop-related research…

Humane Society Receives Big Boost With $5000 Grant

The humane society has recently received a $5000 grant from the Western Financial western community foundation. Angela Prette with the humane society was extremely happy with the amount of the grant…

Bitter Winds Sticking Around

After some balmy temperatures and days to start the new year, more traditional Saskatchewan weather has moved in for the third week of January. Cold days and even colder nights with bitter winds is…

Snowplow Safety Important For Everyone

With the lack of snowfall we've seen in the southeast corner of the province, it's easy to forget about the drivers that keep the roads clear and drivers safe. Snowplow operators are often overlooked…

Accident On 13th Ave and King Street

A two-vehicle collision took place early Wednesday morning. "At approximately 7:45 this morning, a two-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of 13th Avenue and King Street," explained…

The Difference Between Norovirus and Influenza Explained

Norovirus has been identified as the cause of a number of cases of nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting in the province. "Norovirus is a type of virus that affects the intestinal system," explained Doctor…

City's Proposed 2019 Budget Includes No Increase In Taxes Or Utility Rates

The city is planning some ambitious ideas for the proposed 2019 budget, but they won’t be including any higher taxes or utlility increases. The proposed budget was prepared by city administration and…

Pharmacies Running Out Of Flu Vaccine

It’s been a tough flu season in Canada and now some pharmacies in the Estevan area have been running out of the flu vaccine. Jeff Hilderman at the Estevan Pharmasave has seen his pharmacy run out of…

DiscoverEstevan.com is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login