Drew Lerner Offers a Hopeful Forecast for Spring on the Prairies

With unharvested crop still in the field and saturated soils in many areas, some helpful weather could be on the way for Western Canada this spring, says Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc.

“The spring bias is tilted toward a little less precipitation and a slight warmer bias,” he says in the video below, filmed after his talk at CropConnect in Winnipeg.

“It doesn’t mean dry, but less than normal, so there’s certainly some hope here that we’ll come out of this,” he explains, noting the forecast models for spring have become clearer since we last heard Lerner here on RealAg during Crop Production Week in early January.

Lerner joined us in the RealAg studio at Crop Connect to discuss his updated outlook for spring and summer in Western Canada, the potential influence of El Nino this summer, and weather hotspots that could potentially impact grain markets:

Read and watch more from CropConnect ’17 here.


Kelvin Heppner

Kelvin Heppner is a field editor for Real Agriculture based near Altona, Manitoba. Prior to joining Real Ag he spent more than 10 years working in radio. He farms with his father near Rosenfeld, MB and is on Twitter at @realag_kelvin


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