A collective sigh of aid may very well be heard as most components of the southern Prairies acquired some type of precipitation over the Might lengthy weekend.
— Weatherlogics (@weatherlogics) May 24, 2021
The Calgary space acquired nearly three quarters of an inch of rain, whereas Lethbridge acquired a very good downpour on Sunday, in line with RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney, clocking simply over three quarters of an inch. At Bow Island, discipline editor Kara Oosterhuis reported simply over an inch.
Some areas weren’t out of the woods but for chilly temperatures, however a minimum of acquired some precipitation in the type of snow.
Couple inches of snow in a single day, if it stays may present a pleasant heat blanket for any canola seedlings in tomorrow morning’s freeze ?@NutrienAg_NAB @skydrama #plant21 pic.twitter.com/up1p0rBW0A
— Gus Skinner (@gusso_skinner) May 19, 2021
Across southern Saskatchewan, rain quantities had been fairly variable.
1.8 “ on Monday at Wilkie?
— Roger Cey (@cey_roger) May 25, 2021
.4 water from snow
.5 in gauge this morning
2” whole pic.twitter.com/4nOCU1tIij
— Gerrid Gust ?? (@gustgd) May 25, 2021
1.7 inches rain since Sunday. First of the yr and significant to get the crop germinated.
— Corey Loessin (@loessin_corey) May 25, 2021
4.5” over the weekend at Ceylon, SK
— Shawn Catherwood (@CatherwoodShawn) May 25, 2021
3.1” at Grayson. I’m not anxious about that data dropping grain costs trigger I received nothing left to promote. New or Previous crop.
— Danny Ottenbreit (@o2farms_sk) May 25, 2021
In Manitoba, discipline editor Kelvin Heppner tracked 1.5 inches of rain at Altona, from Wednesday, Might 19 via to Saturday, Might 22.
All this excellent news prompted this insightful tweet from Ross McKenzie, retired soil and crop analysis scientist.
A 1” rain will roughly improve crop manufacturing by ~$30 to >$60/acre, relying on the crop. AB, SK & MB have ~66 M acres of annual crop land. Multiply that by $40/ac that’s a price of >$2.6 billion! Folks typically don’t notice the financial significance of rain to prairie farmers.
— Ross McKenzie (@rossmckenzieAG) May 24, 2021