Brr! Wind chill makes it feel like -19°C in Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Monday, November 4, 2013, 4:58 PM -
It's cold (and snowy) in the west.
Travel advisories are in place in parts of the Prairies as a low pressure system moves into the region, bringing the potential for up to 30 cm of snow.
And snow isn't the only thing that residents have had to contend with: It's also been cold.
On Monday the temperature dipped to -10°C in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, but it felt more like -19°C after the wind chill was factored in.
On this day last year, Swift Current recorded a daily high of 2.5°C and a low of -3.9°C.
"While Monday's temperatures are well below seasonal, it's not out of the ordinary to have bouts of winter weather in early November," says Doug Gillham, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
"The heaviest snow over Saskatchewan will fall over central Saskatchewan, including Unity, North Battleford and Prince Albert where 15 to 30 cm is expected."
The system will eventually push east into Manitoba, bringing up to 15 cm of snow to Flin Flon and Thompson.
Visit the Alerts section of the website to keep on top of watches and warnings across the country.