#1 Saskatoon experiences 24 consecutive days of -25 C or lower
01-06-2009, 06:08 PM
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Cold streak sets new record - Saskatoon experiences 24 consecutive days of -25 C or lower
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 How’s this for cold comfort? Sask-atoon’s deep freeze is likely the longest streak of low temperatures below -25 C that has numbed this city since record-keeping began in 1892. The 24-day streak started cruelly Dec. 13 after relatively mild temperatures and continued at least through Monday, said David Phillips, Environment Canada’s senior climatologist. “That’s the thing that’s brutal,” Phillips said from Toronto, where he was enjoying a temperature of -4. “We can all handle a few (cold) days. It’s the long haul that wears you down. “It’s really a shocker, the duration of the cold.” Phillips...
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