The southern part of the prairie is very dry and is a pattern that often soaks in the northern Great Plains of the United States. Canada’s prairie condition isn’t as bad as in some states, but soil moisture maps are pretty sad.
“It’s dry next week, so no doubt,” says David Tolleris, founder of WXRisk.com.
Trellis says high-pressure systems coming from the northwest and Alaska have jumped over the prairie and hit the Midwestern plains of the United States. As the jet stream moves north, you can see June warming up.
If a normal amount of rainfall occurs later, it means that in June and July the crop will have to catch up with the heat unit. Tolleris says it takes a long time for the underlying soil to rehydrate.
“The way this is shaped is that whatever happens in the weather pattern is a problem,” says Trellis. “When it gets really wet, it doesn’t get the sun and it takes a lot of rain to recover. If it stays dry, the temperature may get a little better, but it’s not raining now.”
Listen to the full conversation for a short-term forecast for Western Canada.
Expect 22 catches of prairie weather this spring – Real Agriculture
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