Will it be a cold or warm spring? How much moisture can we expect? It’s helpful to know what’s in the longer-term forecast to be able to plan the spring field-work accordingly.
Brett Anderson of AccuWeather joins guest host Lyndsey Smith for today’s RealAg LIVE!
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- For Ontario, where are we sitting for averages? Bit of a mixed bag. Less snow in some areas, milder temps
- No signs of developing drought!
- Storm forecast for the Great Lakes…
- Lack of snowpack in places so spring flooding not likely
- Wetter for precipitation probably and little bit warmer
- La Niña will have some impact by way of Colorado lows that will move up to the Great Lakes (classic)
- Let’s cover a wee bit of the U.S.; the southwest has exceptional drought heading into their dry season, which would extend into the southern high plains, May to July will be a challenging time
- Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada and pointing north to the Cascades is good
- Media is getting more in tune with the problems faced
- Brett actually does a lot of the graphics; the most popular one: viewing conditions for astronomical events
- Every farmer measures the rain; don’t pour water in your neighbour’s rain gauge, that’s a dirty trick
- What about a tick forecast? Brett personally hasn’t but AccuWeather has put out tick forecasts in the past
- One last note from Brett: he doesn’t see any unusual late-season freezing temps for late April, for much of Southern Canada