NEWS
Drier Times Needed for the Prairies
Doug Webster DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:35 PM CDT

A stalled low pressure area across the southern Canadian Prairies during the past several days has deposited excessive amounts of rainfall for some areas. This has resulted in significant flooding, soaked fields and potential of a diminished crop yield for some of the most affected areas.

Lethbridge, Alberta received a whopping 189.2 millimeters (7.45 inches) of rain since last Friday, not including yesterday's total. The monthly total of 230.0 mm (9.06 inches) is already 280% of the entire normal June total!

Why so much rain in such a short time? Our old friend high latitude blocking is mostly to blame ...

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