How To Suck The Air From Your Lungs, Saskatchewan Style

I did a post like this during the coldest part of the winter so I'll do another one during the hottest day (so far) of the summer… 

We set a record today in Weyburn  – I just did this screen cap below now but the highest point reached today was 42 degrees. (Does anywhere else in Canada experience 80 degree swings in temperature during the course of a typical year?) 

For the third day in a row, there was also a blackout lasting at least half an hour (yesterday was a similar length and Sunday was two full hours.)  Who knows what tomorrow may bring – brimstone?  Volcanoes?  Melting pavement?  Melting Jason?  Probably all of the above. 

Interesting trivia o' the day:  Yellow Grass, which is just west of Weyburn, shares the record with Midale, half an hour east of Weyburn, for hottest temperature ever recorded in Canada: 46 degrees.  (Not sure if they were set on the same day and if so, how come Weyburn which is between them only sets a record today of 42 degrees?)

(Edit: thought I'd add the “winter” graphic listed in the first line of this post to make the comparison easier.  Oops, -27 that day but felt like -41.  I guess technically that's not an 80 point swing.  I lied.)

Comments 2

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Jason, it was the same day. Y.G. is official, and was recorded. Midale was unofficial.

    Posted 25 Jul 2007 at 4:40 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks for the clarification!

    Posted 26 Jul 2007 at 1:58 am
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