Few Estevan residents will remember 1936, when gas was 3 cents a liter, tomato soup sold at 4 cans for 25 cents, and the Hindenburg experienced it's maiden flight. Several important musicians were born that year, including Glen Campbell, Charlie Daniels and Kris Kristofferson. Willian Lyon MacKenzie King was Prime Minister of Canada at the time, while his protege to the south in Franklin D Roosevelt was reelected for a second term.

That year, Estevan set a record for the coldest March 31st at -23.9 degrees Celsius. 

In the time since, the Energy City saw cold and warm versions of that day, but nothing to that extent. However, we sure came close over the past weekend.

"Estevan only managed -22.9, so a degree off," shared Justin Knight with Environment Canada. Meanwhile Weyburn beat their record of -18.2 by approximately a degree.

However, it's not over yet. The southeast still has a chance thanks to the cold temperatures attempting to linger as long as they can before spring really sets in.

"Overnight lows will be hovering around that minus twenty mark for the next few days, so there's definitely a chance at a record here or there. In fact, we're forecasting minus twenty three Monday night and April 2nd's record is only minus twenty one point two, so that would be a new record if it holds up," Knight said.

However, other than a few clouds the skies are expected to say clear and sunny in that time. Snow could potentially make it's way through over the weekend, but it's too early yet to say for sure.

 

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