People usually go to Florida to escape the snow in Saskatchewan, but that hasn’t been the case this year.
According to Environment Canada’s David Phillips, parts of the Sunshine State have received more snow than parts of the province.
Phillips said the last time it snowed enough where it stayed on the ground for more than a day in Regina was about 70 days ago on Nov. 17.
“Since then it’s only been a trace, just a skiff or two of flakes that add up to a trace,” Phillips told the 980 CJME Morning Show Friday.
That hasn’t been the case for the entire province, with extreme snowfall warnings being issued Thursday in areas such as Saskatoon and Prince Albert, where up to 15 centimetres – or six inches – was expected.
Phillips said the lack of moisture has been carrying over from 2017, where the summer was one of the driest on record.
Since September, Saskatchewan has received about half of what it normally gets for moisture.
Phillips noted the province gets most of its snow in March, April and into May.