Temperatures plunged to levels never before recorded on Sept 5 across large areas of Saskatchewan yesterday.
A 122-year-old low temperature record in Moose Jaw of -2.2C was broken when the mercury dipped to -2.8C Wednesday morning.
According to Environment Canada, the following places also woke up to record-breaking temps:
Saskatoon at -1.3C broke the 1903 record of -1.1C
Indian Head at -3.3C also broke its 1903 record of -1.7C
Coronach at -2.6C broke 1965 record of -2.2C
Elbow at -1.3C broke record of -1.1C set in 1965
Lucky Lake at -0.9C smashed a 1972 record of +1.1C
And Rockglen at +2.6C broke a record of +3.3C set back in 1975
The reason for the record-breaking conditions was the combination of a high pressure system, clear skies, northerly winds and, of course, the Grand Solar Minimum.
Every date on that list correlates with a solar minimum — just saying…