Moose Jaw and Area experiencing unusually high temperatures this week. Daytime highs are set to break some longstanding records.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Samantha Mauti says, “Tuesday the forecast high for Moose Jaw is 12 degrees and the record is 10.6, set in 1931... That looks like the greatest possibility, but a couple of close calls for Wednesday and Thursday as well.”
She explains that the middle of this week is when temperatures will be the highest, with the weather pattern responsible for the sudden heat being strongest at that point.
She goes on to say, “A normal high for Moose Jaw Saskatchewan at the end of January is a high of minus seven degrees, so well above normal, even though the forecast for Saturday and Sunday are low single digits, it looks like the warm air wants to stick around.”
Environment Canada does not forecast a return of mid-January's extreme cold weather, instead a gradual return to more normal temperatures over the course of next week.