Temperatures double digits above the freezing mark in late November is certainly a rare feat for Southwestern Saskatchewan.
Swift Current is expected to cross that plateau for the fourth time in the last five days today with a projected daytime high in the low teens.
The warm weather could actually lead the city to break a long-standing November 21 record of 14.4 C that was set in 1939 according to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).
"This is not at all normal for this time of year," Natalie Hasell, a meteorologist with ECCC, said. "[Today] is the day to take advantage of those warm temperatures and maybe do the errands that you don't want snow for because this is it."
A small cold front swept across southwestern Saskatchewan cooling temperatures to a daytime high of 4 C yesterday but that system was brief.
"The frontal structure becomes what we would call a warm front instead of a cold front as the cold air recedes and suddenly, you're in the warm air mass again," she explained. "The winds that you're going to be seeing are going to be out of the southwest, 30 km/hr gusting to 50 km/hr by the middle of the day, so that will also add to the warming trend."
After today, temperatures and conditions are expected to return to below-the-freezing mark moving forward as winter-type weather begins to settle in for the months ahead.
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