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Prairies Dealing With Extremely Dry Conditions

Farmers that have been seeing some snow this week probably won't mind pushing seeding back in order to benefit from the moisture.
The majority of the prairies are being impacted by dry to extremely dry conditions, that not only impact the prairies, but carry on through the Western half of the U-S and Mexico as well.
Drew Lerner, the Senior Agri-Meteorologist with World Weather Inc, says the system which brought the snow this week mainly impacted parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
"Moisture totals at least in a part of that region will temporarily be lifting the moisture profile at least in the topsoil, but it's not all the way across the prairies. There's a lot of other areas that will not be impacted by this."
Lerner notes in studying past data, even within the last couple of years, they've found there's a tendency for drought relief in the southern part of the prairies to occur in April and May.
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