On average across the West, this spring has been cool and wet. There have been some warm days, but at this time of year they have been too few and too spread out to do any real good as far crop development comes. The rain, as usual has been both a blessing and a curse to producers in different parts of the west. In areas of Saskatchewan, the rainfall has been double the normal yearly precipitation, in areas of Southern Alberta, the rains have been very timely. In either case, what’s needed now is sunshine and the heat that comes with it.
According to David Phillips of Environment Canada, that heat may be on the way. In this episode of the RealWeatherWatch David Phillips talks about what producers can expect as we head out of June and head into what farmers hope will be a hot and sunny July and August.
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