Canada’s senior climatologist sees warmer-than-usual but also wetter-than-normal weather in southern Saskatchewan this month.
David Phillips says this week will be mild, with temperatures up to seven degrees above normal.
But he says southern Saskatchewan almost always gets a spring snowstorm in April.
“Not that it’s money in the bank for growers who are concerned about moisture levels,” says Phillips. “On average, April gets about 7 centimetres of snow. Maybe 4 centimetres in May.”
Phillips says the next three months are expected to be warmer and wetter than normal.
He says the last three months of winter were 2 1/2 degrees warmer than usual, with March about half a degree above average.