29 heat records were broken in Saskatchewan this week

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Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologist Terri Lang says the heat comes with agricultural implications. (Mario Tama/Getty Images - image credit)
Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologist Terri Lang says the heat comes with agricultural implications. (Mario Tama/Getty Images - image credit)

Twenty-nine heat records were broken in Saskatchewan over Monday and Tuesday.

In Regina, the former record of 32.2 C for Sept. 28, set in 1898, was replaced by a new record of 33.3 C.

Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologist Terri Lang confirmed what many of us have been thinking: this weather is unusual for this time of year.

"Well there's a huge root of high pressure that is set up over Western Canada. That's usually the pattern that we see that brings those record breaking temperatures, very similar to the pattern that we had over the summer that brought the heat dome and that type of thing," she said.

Lang also said the heat comes with agricultural implications.

"Because most of the crops are off the field, the fields are now dry. There is still vegetation left on the ground that's very dry. We are getting into that time of the year during which we have risk of grass fires."

Lang says the air descending from the rocky mountains is warm, and it's keeping much of south and central Saskatchewan warm, too.

The province is likely to continue seeing above-average and record-breaking temperatures next week.

Records set Monday, Sept. 27:

  • Assiniboia: new record of 30.4 C broke old record of 29.2 C set in 2001.

  • Broadview: new record of 29.0 C broke old record of 28.3 Cset in 1983.

  • Coronach: new record of 31.0 C broke old record of 29.4 C set in 1962.

  • Last Mountain Lake: new record of 29.6 C broke old record of 29.4 C set in 2011.

  • Lucky Lake: new record of 30.1 C broke old record of 29.2 C set in 2011.

  • Rockglen: new record of 29.3 C broke old record of 28.3 C set in 2001.

  • Val Marie: Tied record of 30.6 C set in 1952.

  • Watrous: new record of 28.1 C broke old record of 28.0 C set in 2001.

  • Weyburn: new record of 31.0 C broke old record of 29.4 C set in 1962.

  • Wynyard: new record of 27.9 C broke old record of 26.3 C set in 2011.

  • Yorkton: new record of 28.8 C broke old record of 27.2 C set in 1983.

Records set Tuesday, Sept. 28:

  • Assiniboia: new record of 32.8 C broke old record of 29.4 C set in 1967.

  • Broadview: new record of 31.7 C broke old record of 28.9 C set in 1967.

  • Coronach: new record of 32.5 C broke old record of 30.2 C set in 2010.

  • Estevan: new record of 32.6 C broke old record of 30.6 C set in 1943.

  • Hudson Bay: new record of 28.2 C broke old record of 27.2 C set in 1967.

  • Indian Head: new record of 33.0 C broke old record of 31.1 C set in 1890.

  • Last Mountain Lake: new record of 31.6 C broke old record of 27.2 C set in 1976.

  • Melfort: new record of 31.9 C broke old record of 27.6 C set in 2001.

  • Moose Jaw: new record of 33.1 C broke old record of 30.6 C set in 1967.

  • Nipawin: new record of 30.6 C broke old record of 26.7 C set in 1957.

  • Prince Albert: new record of 30.6 C broke old record of 28.9 C set in 1887.

  • Regina: new record of 33.3 C broke old record of 32.2 C set in 1898.

  • Rockglen: new record of 30.9 C broke old record of 27.9 C set in 2001.

  • Saskatoon: new record of 30.8 C broke old record of 28.9 C set in 1967.

  • Waskesiu Lake: new record of 27.3 C broke old record of 23.4 C set in 2012.

  • Watrous: new record of 31.9 C broke old record of 28.3 C set in 1967.

  • Weyburn: new record of 33.8 C broke old record of 30.6 C set in 1957.

  • Wynyard: new record of 31.3 C broke old record of 28.3 C set in 1970.

  • Yorkton: new record of 31.4 C broke old record of 28.9 C set in 1967.

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