Two well known meteorologists agree that next week’s weather will be an improvement over what Western Canada has experienced during the past month.
Drew Lerner with World Weather Inc. sent out a tweet yesterday (Tuesday) calling for drier and warmer conditions across the Prairies next week.
#Canadian #Prairies #Weather to begin improving soon. Alberta improvements begin early next week and eastern Prairies will see it evolve later next week. Drying and warmer are both expected. Take full advantage while you can….that should be a no “brainer”.
Environment Canada’s David Phillips thinks the daytime high will hit 15 degrees in Calgary on Monday. Saskatchewan should experience double-digits a day or two later.
“This cold Arctic polar air is finally going to leave town and what is going to replace it is some more southern, American, Pacific air. It will be more seasonable, more comfortable and hopefully will enable growers to finish off their harvest.”
As for a longer range forecast, Phillips admits he is a little “gun-shy” after being one of a number of the ”so called experts” that predicted a warm fall, which completely missed the mark. He says the latest weather models for mid-October to mid-November show warmer than normal conditions for Saskatchewan.
Western Canadian farmers will need an extended period of good weather. Most of northwest Saskatchewan, as well as northeast and northern Alberta, have only 20 to 40 percent of the crop combined. Some of those areas also received significant amounts of snow over the Thanksgiving weekend that will need to melt.
Phillips does warn that there is a good chance for periods of rain and snow on Friday and into Saturday before the warmer weather finally arrives.