January was a month of extremes. The continuation of December’s warm and dry weather was quickly pushed aside by a brutal mid-month cold snap, all to hit record high temperatures to end the month.
Those extremes led to many records being broken, with 27 minimum temperature records set from January 11 to the 14 with –46.4 degrees being the coldest (recorded in Leader).
A total of 69 maximum temperature records were set from the 27 to 31. Maple Creek had the all-time January high for the province at 21.1 degrees on January 30.
Despite the incredible heat experienced Moose Jaw only broke one record, on January 30 with a high of 16 degrees.
For precipitation Moose Jaw saw only 35% of the monthly average of 16.8mm, receiving only 5.9mm.