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Frost touches the Prairies

winnipeg / reuters / Temperatures dipped slightly below freezing on parts of the Canadian Prairies May 24 overnight, but damage to newly emerged crops looked to be minor, an agricultural meteorologist said.

A few regions dipped slightly below freezing for several hours overnight, including parts of southern Alberta, southern and central Saskatchewan and northern Manitoba, said Andrew Owen, a meteorologist at World Weather Inc., based in Kansas City, Kansas.

“I know there’s a few crops emerged, but I think they’re not very far along,” he said. “There might be a few canola crops that are pretty far ahead, but we still don’t think there was much damage.”

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