It’s looking like it’s shaping up to be a warm winter in Saskatchewan.
Environment Canada’s David Phillips joined the Greg Morgan Morning Show to discuss what Regina residents can expect over the holiday season.
Phillips said a polar vortex is going to be sticking around the eastern part of Canada, with the western portion seeing balmy weather.
He said December does look like it’s going to be the coldest of Saskatchewan’s winter months.
“El Nino is just a little guy, it’s growing but it just really hasn’t kicked in yet so my sense is when I look at the models for the next season – the winter season – it looks like we’re calling for it to be milder than normal in Saskatchewan but you’re going to have to put up with December.”
He said the next month will bring along snow which will stay on the ground for a white Christmas, before the temperatures begin to rise.
But for the last week of November, the temperature is expected to hover around a little bit below normal for the year, which is -5 C.
But things could be worse: the temperature was -32 C late November in 1996.