NEWS
Prairie Precipitation Prospects
Doug Webster DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:00 AM CST

Winter is not the time of year that soil moisture is normally built up for the Canadian Prairies. The ground is frozen, and snow cover is mostly what was left prior to the fall freeze-up. Varying amounts of rain and snow fell last fall across the Prairies with southern Alberta, northern Saskatchewan and most of Manitoba falling into the above normal category while drier than normal conditions prevailed for northern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan.

Winter precipitation is normally not very hefty and generally falls in the form of snow for most of the region and by the time spring temperatures ...

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