Water conditions expected to improve across the Prairies

Farmers should be happy with the upcoming growing season.

World Weather Inc agrometeorologist Drew Lerner told growers during Sask Wheat’s “Think Wheat” webinar that we should get out of the mess we’re in.

“A lot of patience is going to be needed as we start our growing season because we have so much drought there. It looks like March and April are not going to be good months for us to sort out the problem we have.”

He notes that while we’re going to see this drought in parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan, as soon as we get to late April and early May things will change, and we’ll see some wet essential in these areas.


Lerner says for the summer he expects to see a drier bias appear in the southeast corner of Manitoba.

“It’s because I’m a bit concerned that the ridge within us will eventually cross the border and expand into parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. So there’s still potential that will get drier in those areas down the road. this summer, but those areas will most likely have a good spring, a good late spring, and we’ll see enough rainfall to carry the crops through the season, so that’s mostly a good thing.

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