Warmer temperatures expected all week

By Roger White
December 19, 2016 - 10:23am

Battlefords residents are enjoying warmer temperatures this week after a polar vortex engulfed much of Canada recently. After a frigid span of two weeks culminating with a minus 40 wind chill on Friday, many residents got quite a shock on Sunday when the mercury rose to minus three.

Environment Canada’s Mike McDonald says warm Pacific air will flow through our area this week bringing pleasant weather all week long.

“Thursday should be the best day of the week,” says McDonald. “Expect the high to be near zero.”

As far as those people who are dreaming of a white Christmas, McDonald says the likelihood of us receiving snow is minimal.

“If we do not receive flurries today (Monday) then we likely won’t see snow for Christmas because there is no precipitation in the forecast,” said McDonald, who added that cooler temperatures should return to the area by Christmas day.

With the extreme change in temperatures, residents should still dress appropriately. One of the best ways you can protect yourself is by dressing in layers.

Dressing in layers is important because it helps you adjust to the changes in temperature which ultimately protects you from illness.  If you dress in layers, you can take off layers if you’re feeling too warm, or add them if you’re feeling cold.


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