Record warm weather rolled through Southwest on November 23

Southwest residents had to deal with slush and puddles on Thursday when a series of warm weather records were set in southern Saskatchewan.

A surge of mild Pacific air reached Saskatchewan yesterday, bringing unseasonally warm temperatures, high winds and widespread rainfall across the Southwest.

A total of 10 warm weather records were set on November 23, with Maple Creek leading the way as Saskatchewan’s hotspot at 19.4 Celsius, breaking the former mark of 16.0 set in 2011.

Val Marie climbed to 19.2 Celsius, breaking the old record of 15.5 which dates back to 2005.

Eastend reached a new record high of 16.2 Celsius, breaking the former mark of 13.7 also set in 2011.

The Cypress Hills set a new record of 14.7 Celsius by eclipsing the former mark of 12.3 from 2005.

Swift Current shaded the previous record of 11.7 Celsius which dates all the way back to 1890 and established a new warmest November 23 by reaching 13.2 Celsius. It also ranks as the warmest November 23 in records dating back to 1886.

Environment Canada reported records were also set in: Assiniboia: 13.7 Celsius (former record, 11.0 set in 1984); Coronach: 19.1 Celsius (former record, 11.5 set in 2005); Estevan: 14.9 Celsius (former record, 9.4 set in 1972); Rockglen: 17.4 Celsius (former record, 10.7 set in 2005); Weyburn: 11.8 Celsius (former record, 9.4 set in 1972).

Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures will begin trending back towards seasonal values as a cold front sweeps across the province tonight. However, daytime highs for the next four days are currently forecast to remain above freezing.