If you've thought this February was colder than normal, you're not wrong. 

"The average February temperature for Estevan is -10.7o," shared Regional Meteorologist, John Paul Cragg with Environment Canada. "This particular February so far, and we go up to the 26th in our calculation, the average temperature is -18.2o."

"It's been close to eight degrees colder than average for this particular February than it normally is."

He adds that while it was colder, there wasn't very much precipitation.

"We only recorded five centimetres of snow that fell through February and the average snowfall through February for Estevan is 15.3 cm. So about a third of the average snowfall for the southeast corner of the province."

He mentioned that colder temperatures and drier conditions often go hand in hand.

"It's not necessarily related but often that's the way things work. When you have cold air in place for long periods of time, that means the air is pretty settled. With cold air, there's not a lot of moisture so there's isn't the chance to create a lot of precipitation. So when you see these cold air masses, it usually comes with sunny skies, calmer winds, and in this particular case, and not a lot of precipitation."

Looking into March, Cragg can see right away that things will be a bit different.

"By Thursday we're looking at a high of 3o so things look like they are going to change drastically. Temperatures warmer than average for this time of year."

However, don't expect spring-like conditions just yet as Cragg shared that there is the potential for a for a big snowfall or even rain for this weekend.

"In Saskatchewan, these are still winter months essentially compared to lots of places within Canada. The average temperature right now int he southeast is a high of -3o and a low of -14o. On average, it's still quite cold and it can still be quite cold into March and even April we can get some pretty big snowstorms as warmer air moves into the province and battles it out with the colder northern air creating these big snowstorms that you often get through the spring."

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