Tag: World Weather Inc.

Drew Lerner Offers a Hopeful Forecast for Spring on the Prairies

With unharvested crop still in the field and saturated soils in many areas, some helpful weather could be on the way for Western Canada this spring, says Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc. “The spring bias is tilted toward a little less precipitation and a slight warmer bias,” he says in the video below, filmed after… Read more »

Cool Tendencies to Continue Through Planting — Drew Lerner’s Eastern Outlook

The cool, wet spring weather in Ontario will likely continue through the planting season, although conditions will be more moderate, says Drew Lerner, ag meteorologist with World Weather Inc. “We’re going to be a little slow getting moving because there is going to be an ongoing tendency for cooler-biased conditions to prevail,” he says. “It’s not… Read more »

Moisture Extremes to Persist on the Prairies — Drew Lerner’s Western Spring Outlook

Soils in much of Alberta and parts of western Saskatchewan are very dry and needing rain as early seeding activity is getting underway. Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be widespread relief on the way in the next few weeks. “We are going to be looking for a balance across the majority of the prairies, and I don’t… Read more »

The End of the Growing Season? Drew Lerner’s Frost Forecast

Following the snow in parts of Alberta on Monday, weather models are indicating the 2014 growing season will likely come to an end across much of Western Canada this week. It’s not what any farmers want to hear, but the first widespread killing frost is expected to arrive over the next few nights, says Drew Lerner,… Read more »

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 »

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 – 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 – Less Moisture, Cooler Temperatures For Springtime in Ontario

With the exception of a few soaked areas, spring planting, even though late, and the early spring growing season went pretty well in Ontario in 2011. In general, crops progressed nicely through what could have been a real mess and there were some fairly decent yields to be seen across the province. So what can… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch – What’s the Deal with Winter In the West?

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 »

RealWeatherWatch: Drew Lerner Predicts Western Canada to Get a Cold Jan and Feb

We are in the middle of a weather brawl, and it feels like it. Wild winds, snow blasts and other types of unsettled weather are making life less than pleasant for all those impacted. Until winter actually moves to settle in, we can probably expect more of this instability to come. This seems to be… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch: Drew Lerner Says Ontario Winter Will Get Off To A Roaring Start

Farmers trying to get their fall tillage completed before winter sets in have had their efforts frustrated over the past few weeks. Cold, rainy conditions have been less than ideal when it comes to fieldwork. You can get sick of these unstable weather patterns pretty quick. It’s at this point that most people just want… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch- Harvest Forecast for September and October – Western Canada with Drew Lerner

Harvest has begun here in the West, and for the most part the outlook is good. Even with the weather here on the prairies being notoriously unstable, this summer has been one of the most consistently hot in a while. If that pattern holds, we could be looking at some pretty decent harvest weather. In… Read more »

RealWeatherWatch- Harvest Forecast for September and October – Eastern Canada with Drew Lerner

Harvest is the time where farmers look at the forecast every minute of the day. Is there an occupation more dependent on the weather? In the first episode of our new feature RealWeatherWatch, we take aim at the weather heading into the 2011 soybean harvest. The start of this planting season was rough to say… Read more »