Weather records could be set in several Saskatchewan communities Friday.
Environment Canada is forecasting a high of 12 C for Regina, which would break its previous record of 8.9 C set in 1932. The record for the warmest February day in Regina was also set in 1932 when it reached 15.6 C on Feb. 28.
Saskatoon may also set a record with a forecasted high of 8 C, which would top the record of 7.4 C set in 1988. By comparison, the coldest weather record for Feb. 26 was set back in 1919 when the temperature dipped down to -44.4 C.
Other communities that may set records include Estevan, Moose Jaw and Swift Current.
Regina driving range sets its own record
Regina’s Paisley Golf Oasis is set to open for the season at 10 a.m. Saturday – the earliest they’ve ever been able to do so.
“Last year was a record. We opened the 14th of March which was the earliest we had ever opened and this year it’s going to be the 27th of February,” said Bill Paisley, co-owner of the driving range.
Paisley said the range began receiving calls at the beginning of February from people wondering when they would be opening. He says they’ve never contemplated opening in February, but the weather this year is allowing them to do so.