It happened at the last minute, but Regina is getting a white Christmas after all.
Flurries and snow lightly falling over the past few days has accumulated enough to put a fresh layer of snow on the ground.
“I don’t know if there’s an official number but we’re looking at snow depths, as reported in the Regina area anyway, is around eight centimetres or so, so that should be sufficient,” said Dan Fulton, meteorologist with Environment Canada.
Fulton said an arctic cold air mass has made its way throughout much of the prairies.
He said an air mass has settled over top of much of the prairies with wind chill values around -40 C.
Fulton said to not expect a warm-up anytime soon either.
“We’re going to end 2017 in the deep freeze and we’re going to have to see what January brings.”
He encouraged people to put together emergency kits if they are heading out on the roads due to the extreme cold temperatures.
As of 5 p.m. Christmas Eve, the entire province was covered in extreme cold warnings, except the southwest corner of Saskatchewan.