Rain over much of the Prairies for the week of July 20-26 — July 27, 2014


It was a mixed week for rain across the Prairies for the week ending Saturday, July 26. Some areas received little rain but others received 20-plus mm, with heavy amounts reported in some parts of Alberta. To find current weather information from more than 1,000 stations in the WeatherFarm network, or to generate your own […]

Dry weather appears headed to Canadian Prairies: climatologist — July 25, 2014


CNS — It appears a summer heat wave could be headed for the Canadian Prairies. Daniel Bezte, a climatologist based near Winnipeg, sees indications of an onset of warm, dry air next week (July 28-August 1). “I don’t think anybody would frown on a couple weeks of (that).” For over a month now, Bezte says […]

Most Saskatchewan crops in fair to excellent condition — July 24, 2014


Saskatchewan Agriculture has issued its crop report for the week of July 15-21. A summary follows and the full backgrounder by region is attached. Crop Report July 24 2014 Haying continues in the province and livestock producers now have 42 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage, with an additional 49 […]

This map shows the total precipitation across the Prairies so far this growing season compared to the long-term average. Most of the Prairies have seen average to well-above-average amounts, with the wettest areas located in a northwest swath from Brandon to just west of Saskatoon.

Unsettled weekend but heat building in next week

Issued: Monday, July 21, 2014 · Covering: July 23 – July 30, 2014

The first half of last week’s forecast was pretty much spot on, as the forecasted trough of low pressure moved through our region last weekend bringing with it a mix of sun, clouds, warm temperatures and a few showers and thundershowers. For the first part of this forecast period high pressure looks to dominate, bringing […]

Sask. crops in good condition, but falling behind in development — July 18, 2014


CNS — Most of Saskatchewan’s crops were in good condition as of July 14, but many were also falling behind in development, according to the latest crop report from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. Though some farmers are still dealing with excess moisture and flooding problems, recent warm weather has helped many crops recover from […]

weather map of the Canadian prairies

Slight chance of thundershowers

Issued: Monday, July 14, 2014 - Covering: July 16 – July 23, 2014

It just seems to be that kind of year. We saw yet another upper low drop into our region last weekend, bringing with it some record-cold temperatures on Sunday. Winnipeg’s official high temperature on July 13 was 15.7 C, which easily broke the previous record for the lowest daily high of 16.7 C, set back […]

Manitoba crops highly variable, still dealing with moisture — July 15, 2014


CNS – Crop conditions across Manitoba remained mixed during the week ended July 14, with some regions continuing to deal with excess moisture while others benefited from favourable weather, according to the latest report from Manitoba Agriculture. Generally, the early seeded crops were rated in better condition than the late seeded crops, although impacts of excess […]

Peace River area expected to produce below-average crop — July 14, 2014


CNS Canada – The Peace River region in northern Alberta is expected to produce a below-average crop this year because of dry weather in the area, according to a crop specialist. The soil is in need of some moisture in the area, especially in mid-July, as it is a crucial period for crop development, Harry Brook, […]

Manitoba aerial sprayers flooded with business — July 14, 2014


CNS Canada — Excessive moisture in southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan has caused flooding and complications not only for farmers on the ground, but also for the aerial spraying industry. “We’re busy here every year at this time, but there is increased demand for the airplanes because the ground sprayers are not able to get on […]

Crops in northwestern Sask. faring relatively well — July 12, 2014


While crops in southeast and east-central Saskatchewan struggle against surplus moisture, fields in the province’s northwest generally look good. “As long as nothing silly happens between now and harvest we should be good,” said Dave Shepherd, manager of AgriTeam Services at Glaslyn, 67 km north of North Battleford. Errin Tollefson, agronomist with Cavalier Agrow at […]