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Forecast: Cool, unsettled conditions expected

Issued September 17, 2018: Covering the period from September 19 to September 26

Looking back at last week’s forecast, it would seem I was way off with my forecast for widespread frost. I can’t even really say I was close, but if we look at the overall weather pattern for last week, you could actually say I was close. Thanks to a strong area of high pressure over […] Read more

Today’s precipitation

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

Snow falling on the farm

Does the nature around us predict winter weather?

Folklore suggests the skies, plants and animals in our area hint at the longer-term forecast

Way back when I first met with John Morriss to discuss writing a weekly weather column, we talked about different topics that might be appropriate. One of those ideas was to discuss various weather folklore. I have touched on this topic now and then over the years, but I must admit it turned out to […] Read more

Canada’s ag output seen likely rising under climate change

CNS Canada — A new United Nations report suggests just how climate change will reshape agriculture by 2050 — and that Canada’s production capacity stands to benefit. International trade will play an ever-larger role in helping to feed people in food-deficient regions, as warmer temperatures and less precipitation will damage yields in many tropical areas, […] Read more


Florence shuts down U.S. slaughterhouses

Chicago/Los Angeles | Reuters — U.S. food companies kept slaughter plants shut on Monday in southeastern states swamped by Hurricane Florence as flash floods collapsed the walls of at least two hog manure pits, made roads undriveable and delayed rail shipments. Catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Florence, which has dumped up to 36 inches of rain […] Read more

Rainfall, cool temps stall harvest, crop yields seen variable

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for September 17

Southwest Region Cool, wet weather throughout the week, hindered harvest operations.  Rainfall amounts were very variable, but higher accumulation in southern part of region. Daytime temperatures also cooler, which did not help in drying crops. Harvest in region is 75 per cent complete overall. Cereal harvest is 90 to 95 per cent complete and canola […] Read more

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