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2014 Summer Weather Outlook. Farmers Take Note

By Amanda Brodhagen,

The weather and farming go hand in hand.

Good weather means good crops, while bad weather like drought or floods pose a threat to farmers’ fields - which can be a big concern.

As farmers finish up planting, often the crops are left to the grace of Mother Nature - the weather. The Weather Network released its 2014 summer outlook for the months of June, July and August.

What can farmers expect?

•  Western Canada: According to the Weather Network’s meteorologists, generally temperatures are expected to be above normal. But warmer temperatures and below average predictions for rain in B.C. could make the province more susceptible to forest fires.
•  Central Canada: There seems to be good news for farmers in this part of the country, as meteorologist suggest that they are less likely to experience drought. The outlook calls for normal or above normal precipitation levels.
•  Atlantic Canada: Meteorologist say there is a developing El Niño in the Pacific Ocean which reduces the risk for fewer storms across the Atlantic. However, an average risk for tropical storms remains.

The full summer outlook can be viewed by clicking here.

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