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Data and maps from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these […] Read more

Forecast: A first taste of winter

Issued November 5, 2018: Covering the period from November 7 to November 14

Last week’s forecast did not play out very well. While high pressure did try to build in it wasn’t nearly as strong as expected. Combine this with the several areas of low pressure that were forecasted actually tracking by to our south, and we ended up with more clouds than sunshine. One bright spot was […] Read more

A look at our backwards October – November weather

Mother Nature seemed a bit mixed up at the start of the month, but eventually figured it out

Well, what can we say about October’s weather across the Canadian Prairies? I guess if I had to quickly describe it, I would say it was a backwards month. The month of October started off like it was the middle of November, with cold temperatures and snow. A large portion of the Prairies reported measurable […] Read more

Forecast: Seasonable weather start to November

Issued October 29, 2018: Covering the period from November 1 to November 6

Last week’s forecast played out pretty well, with only slight differences in the timing of the systems impacting the weather. For this forecast period, it looks like the fairly nice fall weather is going to continue, with temperatures fluctuating between slightly below average to a little above average. For those regions that are still needing […] Read more

Just how does snow form?

There are a number of interesting things that happen with low-temperature precipitation

With an October that felt more like November and the type of questions I had to answer this past couple of weeks, I thought it might be a good time to revisit the topic of snow. It’s time we went back to weather school to look at the process that creates precipitation in cold clouds, […] Read more

Self-checking field health mapping system launched

The farmer’s job of poring over satellite field maps looking for disease, weed and insect trouble is about to go automatic. Winnipeg-based digital ag consulting firm Farmers Edge recently released Health Change Maps and Notifications, a new function that automatically scans the company’s daily satellite imagery and alerts growers of any changes in field health […] Read more

Weather weighed on 2018 Manitoba crop year

CNS Canada – Conditions were variable across Manitoba throughout the 2018 growing season, according to the provincial crop report released Oct. 29. As of Oct. 29, provincially 97 per cent of the total crop was harvested. Crops completely finished include winter wheat, fall rye, field pea and dry bean. The spring wheat, barley, oat and […] Read more

Manitoba Crop Report: 2018 season summary

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for October 29

Southwest Region Weather conditions were dry and seedbed was very dry especially in southern parts of the region. Dry conditions in most of the region during July and August. Rainfall and below than normal temperatures in September and early October cause the significant delay in harvest and no major benefit to crops as most of […] Read more

Alberta farmers make large harvest progress

CNS Canada – After weeks of no harvest progress, farmers in Alberta were able to get back into the fields and make significant harvest progress over the last week, according to the provincial crop report released Oct. 26. The Alberta harvest is now 78 per cent completed as of Tuesday, Oct.23, jumping up 28 per […] Read more

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