June may bring relief to Saskatchewan farmers
Saskatchewan farmers may soon see some relief for parched fields.
Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips describes southern Saskatchewan as going through a mega-drought of almost three years.
Phillips says June could bring some much-needed moisture. “Good news is that we are entering really the wet time of the year. June, believe it or not, is your wettest month. You look at it year in and year out, the good rains often come in June or early July. As that jet stream crosses from more of the southern location to a northern location where it hangs out during the summer time.”
“There’s hope there that this June could be, maybe even normal precipitation is something we haven’t seen at all in the last almost 36 months,” says Phillips.
He adds that the longer term outlook this summer is warmer than normal while U.S. models see slightly wetter than usual for Saskatchewan.
(The previous article “June may bring relief to Saskatchewan farmers” on May 28, 2019 from “ https://bit.ly/2KcjwYP ”)