Category: RealWeatherWatch

U.S. Midwest Spring 2013 Weather Forecast with Drew Lerner

The drought of 2012 is still fresh in the mind of many American farmers.  As many get closer to the beginning of plant 2013, everyone has their fingers crossed that another drought does not wreak havoc on this year’s corn and soybean crop. Recent cool wet weather (in some cases snow) has pushed back planting,… Read more »

Western Canada Spring 2013 Weather Forecast with Drew Lerner

Will Western Canada’s winter ever end? Well, yes, of course it will, it’s just taking its jolly sweet time moving on out and letting spring begin in earnest. While current conditions seem very dire, somehow Drew Lerner manages to turn all this snow and cool weather into a positive, as you’ll hear in this RealWeatherWatch… Read more »

Ontario Spring 2013 Weather Forecast with Drew Lerner

Patience is the name of the game for plant ’13 it would seem. That’s according to Drew Lerner, founder of World Weather, Inc. In this RealWeatherWatch episode, Lerner cautions that Ontario farmers hoping for a straight-forward, dry planting season are likely to be disappointed. Cool, wet and unsettled weather is likely the norm for much… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch Ontario – What Will The Ontario Winter Look Like?

Well, it’s that time again. The time of year where we take our best shot at predicting what the next 4 months will look like. Call it a coping mechanism or whatever. If it helps us to persevere until the spring, bring it on. This time around we look to Drew Lerner of World Weather… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch – A Normal Winter For Western Canada?

For a portion of the west, winter has come early. The tail end of October brought a huge dump of snow to parts of Alberta that has, for the most part, stuck around. That begs the question, is this what we can expect for the rest of the winter? Compared to last “winter”, this kind… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch – Warmer Than Normal July May Make Up for Cold, Wet June Out West

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… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch – Ontario Growers May See “The Best of Times” – David Phillips

Timing is everything in agriculture, especially when it comes to rain and sunshine. This year in Ontario, that timing on average seems to be right on the money. This growing season around a large portion of Ontario, farmers were able to get a crop in early and watch that crop take advantage of heat and… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch – The Ontario Forecast is …. Average

Did your parents ever lecture you on not being average?  Well apparently mother nature sees Ontario as pretty average as the forecast is just that.  According to Elena Lappo, The Weather Network, Ontario farmers can expect the next two weeks to be very average in terms of temperature and precipitation. In this case being aveage is much better… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch – Western Prairies to Stay Wet

Bad news sucks, so I apologize in advance.  According to The Weather Network, the mild wet weather will continue.  With many regions recieveing over 5 inches in the past two weeks, famers are begging for heat. According to Elena Lappo, the prayers will be left unanswered, as the mild temperatures will continue. BLAHHH!!! Follow @weathernetwork on… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch – Will Ontario Get the Rain it Needs this Summer? – Drew Lerner

A great deal of Ontario is off to a great start. Everyone has tried to put last year’s cool wet spring behind them and the ideal spring of 2012 has helped.  This year farmers wish that some of that spring moisture would return.   The ill timed and over abundant moisture that put producers in… Read more »

RealWeatherwatch – Drew Lerner Predicts Mild & Wet Summer for West

What kind of weather can we expect this summer out west? There seems to be a little bit of confusion surrounding that point. Some weather services have been forecasting hot and dry, others have been saying cooler than normal. Considering the way the predictions for winter and the actual winter went this year, you can… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch: Jetstream Brings Shifting Precipitation Patterns to Ontario

Producers across Ontario are keeping a close eye on their local forecast over the next few weeks. Storm systems seem to be popping up sporadically throughout early spring, keeping farmers on their toes trying to determine a planting date that will be safe. That date is very important considering corn seed shortages and the non… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch: Is There Smooth Sailing In Western Canada After April 20th?

This time of year can be a bit of a guessing game for farmers trying to pick a seeding date. Early spring tends to bring with it some very unstable weather patterns. Just try and plan an outdoor event for May long weekend and you’ll get a first hand illustration. Trying to get your crop… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch – Ontario Takes a Walk on the Mild Side

It’s pretty bad when you’re so used to writing about extreme or adverse weather conditions that you look for a way to spin the current mild weather in Ontario. That mildness is the story for a great part of the province both over the winter and more than likely into the initial days of Spring…. Read more »

RealWeatherWatch – Will Dry Conditions In the West Carry On Into Spring?

This winter was unusually mild over most of the west this year. Although the lack of bitterly cold temperatures was more than welcome for most of us, we could all agree that we could have done with some more moisture. Over a large portion of the prairies, there was a real lack of snow cover… Read more »