Tag: The Weather Network

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: 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 »

RealWeatherWatch – Will the Frigid Temperatures Bring More Snow for Prairie Farmers?

So far, across most of the West, it’s been what can only be described as an odd winter. Parts of the southwest have experienced hurricane force winds, a great portion has seen extended periods of plus temperatures up to now offset by short periods of temperatures in the extreme of up to minus 40. With… Read more »

RealWeatherwatch – Snow Squalls Bring Welcomed Moisture in Ontario

Do you ever wish that something would just happen? Winter this year has been that way. It seems as though everyone is just waiting for the other shoe to fall. One storm comes and we say “here it is, winter’s here!”, only to have rain the following week. The mild weather is nice and all,… Read more »

RealWeatherwatch- Ontario Prepares for a See-Saw Winter

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 »

RealWeatherWatch: Riding the Western Canada Rollercoaster into Winter

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 »

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 »