2008: Saskatoon cold streak
December 23, 2012 — Saskatoon knows cold -- but even for Saskatoon, December 2008 and January 2009 were just a little hard to take.
Beginning December 13, an arctic air mass kept the temperature below -25° C, at least once everyday, for 24 days.
It was the most consecutive days below -25° C in the city's history.
Finally, on Jan 6, the streak ended -- but the cold continued.
The temperature never climbed above zero until the 16th -- 46 days, and not a minute above zero.