Warmth Favors Canadian Harvest
Doug Webster DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:52 AM CDT

A good dose of summer weather during the past two weeks has helped develop crops more in line with normal for late summer across Western Canada. While still lagging a bit for most areas, crop progress is in much better shape as we move through the final days of August than what we saw at midsummer.

The reason for the improved weather conditions can be tied to the development of a strong subtropical ridge across the central and western U.S., which is at times bubbling northward into the southern Prairie provinces. While very dry, hot conditions have become a problem ...

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