Farmers in the western Prairies are looking for rain and some might get it, but first farmers on the eastern Prairies will endure another night of frosty conditions.
Click on the following map to see regions in grey where Environment Canada has issued a frost advisory.
Moving to early next week, a weather system is expected to deliver rain to the southwestern Prairies. Click on this map from the U.S. Weather Prediction Center to see the predicted rain accumulation for June 2-4. Most of the rain is expected to fall in the foothills but fairly good amounts could extend into crop areas along the U.S. border into western Saskatchewan. Amounts are expected to be minor in central areas.
Farmers want rain because large parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan have seen almost no moisture since April 1 as this map from Agriculture Canada shows. Click on the map to see a larger version.
This is the same map, showing percentage of average precipitation.
Click on this final map to see a forecast of how the developing El Nino in the Pacific is expected to affect India. If it proves true it could hurt winter crop production, the crop that produces wheat and the pulses that compete with Canadian pulse crops. The map is from Accuweather. To see its full analysis visit its website:
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