NEWS
Doug Webster DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:38 AM CST

Arctic cold is a common occurrence across the Canadian Prairies during the winter as it slides southward from the Yukon and the Northwest Territories from time to time. The degree and persistence of this extreme cold can vary considerably from year to year depending on the overall weather pattern that sets up.

Winter wheat has shown some increase in acreage across the Prairies during the recent few decades and its survival during the winter depends quite a bit on how much snow cover exists during periods of cold weather. Snow cover acts as a warming blanket and is an excellent ...

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