Clashing systems to dampen Ontario’s harvest weather window

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Farmers in Ontario can anticipate active weather to continue well into October, says Drew Lerner, of World Weather Inc.

While eastern Ontario is still cleaning up from last week’s F3 and F2 tornadoes, parts of southern Ontario are experiencing nearly nightly weather alerts. Is this what we’re in for for harvest?

Lerner says that cool air building in the middle of Canada and drifting east is clashing with the U.S.’s warm and humid air trend, and that’s creating more frequent, active weather systems, making it tough to string together several dry days for harvest.

While rainfall amounts are not likely the largest concern, the frequency of rainfall is going drag on this harvest window, he says.

Listen below for Lerner’s fall 2018 weather forecast, including an answer to the question, “Is a tornado  (or six!) in September normal?”


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