There's no arguing, this cold snap sweeping the west has brought with it the winter we thought we had gotten away from.

With wind chills of -40 lows overnight and -30s for the day its hard to not look at the records and see where we compare.

2009 was the year old man winter stopped in for a quick hello, freezing the area much like today.

  • The most recent record for Kindersley was set in 2009 with a chilly -29.3
  • while Rosetown entered a second ice age with a -31.4 at the same time.
  • Leader not wanting to feel left out came to a low of -30

As of reporting the average on mars is around minus 60. Which would normally be a long shot to most parts of the world, but we are slowly closing in with our windchill.

Get up to date weather at Environment Canada or here on West Central Online.