So here it is February and we’ve officially had one week of winter…..I think. In fact, parts of the prairies this week will see extended periods of double digit temperatures. That’s great from a not liking the cold perspective, but unfortunately, there hasn’t been a lot of moisture to go along with that either. That… Read More

If the past few days are any indication of the winter to come, I say bring it on. Unfortunately, we all know that this can’t last. Officially, we’re not even into winter yet. Winter will come, it’s just a matter of time until there’s a massive dump of snow and some absolutely brutal temperatures. It’s… Read More

White Christmas? If recent temperatures are any indication, we may have to haul in snow to make that happen. Although winter’s not officially underway, there has been a real unsettled pattern of weather leading into it. While it may not be as dramatic and volatile as late November-early December, as Chris Scott of the Weather… Read More

Winter. We all know it’s coming, but it’s the waiting that really gets you. This is the time of year when you can’t make any definitive plans based on the weather because everything is just so uncertain in this time between seasons. So when will this winter get started, and what should we be looking… Read More

The effects of periodic rain during summer harvest can range from inconvenient to extremely disruptive depending on the amount. That effect grows exponentially when rain comes at this time of year. It just takes that much longer for fields to dry out in this cold. It’s a fact that is weighing on the minds of… Read More

RealWeatherWatch: Winter's Arrival Not As Speedy As Anticipated

As the bulk of the prairie harvest progresses to completion, there are still some areas of the west that are lagging behind because of less than stellar conditions. One of those areas is the Peace Region of Northern Alberta. This growing season has been less than kind to them and the harvest has been slow… Read More

RealWeatherWatch: Will the End of October Bring More Rain?

Patience is being tested in farmers living in Southern Ontario as the wrap up for soybean harvest for some and the beginning of corn harvest for others has been prolonged by some wet weather. It doesn’t look as though relief is going to come in the immediate future either. This week on the RealWeatherWatch we… Read More

For most of the west, this harvest season has been ideal. Warm to hot weather accompanied by warmer than normal nights made for some late nights and some early starts during the beginning of the season. Even with the great weather, farmers are still pushing their limits as that nagging sense of “it will all… Read More

Soybean harvest is underway and farmers throughout Ontario are geared to go. This time of year gets farmers particularly antsy and edgy as we ride the line between seasons. That line can bring with it all kinds of instability and a host of random weather events that can make harvest a long drawn out process…. Read More

 

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