Will the Never Ending Winter in Western Canada End Soon? – Drew Lerner

Predicting the weather in these parts is hard, predicting it accurately is harder, but delivering that forecast is sometimes the hardest part of all. Nobody likes to be the bearer of bad news. Try being a meteorologist delivering the forecast for “spring” on the prairies.

Drew Lerner runs World Weather Incorporated, a weather information service based out of Topeka, Kansas. Drew’s uncanny accuracy in predicting weather patterns is one of the reasons that his forecast is so sought after. You can tell just from speaking with him that he likes his job. That being said, the one thing he hates about his job is delivering bad news to farmers. Unfortunately for him, his January prediction of a late, cool, moisture filled spring was not what farmers wanted to hear. We caught up with Drew for a “spring” update, and asked him about when “spring” will arrive, will this wet trend ever end, when should we get into the fields and what does summer hold for us?

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Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney


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Good interview Shaun! Wish the news was a little more seeding friendly this spring. Wondering if he had comments regarding the mid west corn belt? Is the seeding gonna be timely there? Is there gonna be enough heat to make the crop in Iowa and area?

Shaun Haney

He never commented on the mid-west but I know that it is raining extensively there this weekend. He also commented that he is looking into what happened in 1996 which appears to be lining up as a similiar year.


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