NEWS
Winter Lingers Across the Prairies
Doug Webster DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:20 AM CDT

The seemingly endless stretch of winter weather across the Canadian Prairies continues to raise concerns of major spring flooding and delay the start to the planting and growing season.

Temperatures have remained unusually far below normal for a lengthy period of time, with temperature departures across the region for April from between 3 and 6 degrees C (6 to 10 degrees F) below normal from Alberta to 5 to 8 degrees C (10 to 16 degrees F) below normal across Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Many areas are seeing daytime temperatures struggle to get very far above the melting point with nighttime ...

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