With a low temperature of -35.5°C in Moose Jaw this morning, a 45-year-old cold weather record was broken.
"The old record was -33.3°C set in 1977, with records going back to 1943," said Terri Lang, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Thankfully, temperatures will start to improve this afternoon with seasonal temperatures throughout the remainder of the week.
"There will be a warm-up throughout the day. The winds have changed to southerly so that that means the warmer air will start moving in and I'm talking warmer as in relatively speaking. So milder air. We are expecting highs to reach -11°C, so that's quite a change in temperature. Over a short period of time, just because of those southerly winds," stated Lang.
Lang noted that milder temperatures are in the foreseeable forecast as the jet stream is becoming more westerly in the upper atmosphere which will stabilize temperatures and reduce the massive swings in temperatures.