Estevan has never been colder on any March 28 than it was in 2023, at least as far back as Environment Canada's records go.
You might have needed a little extra coffee if you were trekking out at 3 a.m., as the temperature in the Energy City was -25.8 C (with a -37 windchill). The previous record was -24.4 in 1964.
While another cold night is ahead, it is highly unlikely another record will be set. Environment Canada forecasts a low of -24. The March 29 record for the coldest temperature is -31.7, also recorded in 1964.
Tuesday's record has not been officially confirmed by Environment Canada.
The normal high for this time of year in Estevan is 6. There's still a lot of ground to make up before we hit that mark. But temperatures are expected to be around the freezing mark later this week.
Environment Canada is tracking a storm coming to the southeast. You can find more details here.