Mild Sask. weather has some already looking ahead to camping season

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February 17, 2017 - 8:14am

Weather records are falling as temperatures rise in Saskatchewan. 

Spring fever is setting in for many, especially those attending the annual RV and Leisure show at Saskatoon's Prairieland Park.
"These are exciting times for campers," said one man.

New mild weather records were set in several locations around the province on Wednesday.

Maple Creek, in the southwest, surpassed the 18 C mark, crushing the previous record of 11 C set back in 1981.
Swift Current, Key Lake, Elbow, and Moose Jaw also set new records.
 
But people are not getting too far ahead of themselves. Afterall, March always has the potential of being the snowiest month out of the year.
"You know Saskatchewan. We'll get two feet of snow yet," another show-goer said.

Environment Canada issued a summary Thursday evening of all the Saskatchewan communities that set new temperature records for Feb. 16.
 
 
SASKATOON
New record of 7.5
Old record of 7.4 set in 2002
Records started in 1893
 
ASSINIBOIA
New record of 13.0
Old record of 9.0 set in 1981
Records started in 1916

BROADVIEW
New record of 7.1
Old record of 5.2 set in 1981
Records started in 1939

COLLINS BAY
New record of 7.1
Old record of -0.3 set in 1981
Records started in 1973

HUDSON BAY
New record of 8.3
Old record of 7.6 set in 1981
Records started in 1944

KEY LAKE
New record of 7.9
Old record of 2.5 set in 1981
Records started in 1977

LA RONGE
New record of 9.5
Old record of 8.8 set in 1981
Records started in 1924

LEADER
New record of 11.2
Old record of 8.9 set in 1931
Records started in 1924

MAPLE CREEK
New record of 15.9
Old record of 13.3 set in 1934
Records started in 1922

MOOSE JAW
New record of 13.1
Old record of 10.0 set in 2002
Records started in 1895

REGINA
New record of 9.2
Old record of 4.6 set in 1981
Records started in 1884

STONY RAPIDS
New record of 5.7
Old record of -0.4 set in 1998
Records started in 1961

WATROUS
New record of 8.4
Old record of 6.1 set in 1954
Records started in 1953

WYNYARD
New record of 9.1
Old record of 5.0 set in 2002
Records started in 1940

YORKTON
New record of 6.4
Old record of 6.1 set in 1916
Records started in 1884

 

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