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Sun dogs stretch across extremely cold Prairie skies
Monday, January 18, 2016, 4:01 PM - People on the Prairies have shivered in temperatures near -30oC over the weekend into the new week, feeling near -40 with the wind chill.
A ridge of high pressure has kept the skies clear, robbing the region of insulating cloud cover, but also providing an opportunity for a rare, and spectacular, phenomenon: Sun dogs.
Manifesting as bright points of light or even a full halo on either side of the sun near the horizon, they appear when high-altitude ice crystals catch the light just right, and people across the west have been getting a great view of them.
Here are the best shots sent to The Weather Network on social media or uploaded to our online photo galleries. Enjoy!
Image: Latisha Moar, Lake Lenore, Sask.
Image: Dustin Fiala, Manitoba.
Image: Mike Cruzr Scherban, Regina, Sask.