It is a day farmers across Saskatchewan have been waiting for.
With seeding basically completed and crops in need of some much-needed moisture, the skies opened up Friday morning delivering a solid soaking from border to border.
Dan Kulak with Environment Canada says for the most part, Saskatchewan is seeing at least 20-25 millimeters of rain fall from border to border with some areas seeing more.
“We’ve had excess of 50 millimeters over the last couple of days in southern Saskatchewan with Estevan and Weyburn seeing over 50 millimeters in the last 72 hours.” Kulak said. ” Moose Jaw has had 38 and in Maple Creek where its been very dry, they have had close to 30 so this is what farmers have been asking for.”
As for Regina, 13 millimeters has come down on Friday morning alone putting the total at 22 in the last couple of days. He says that 13 is just about more than what was received in the entire month of May.
Kulak says the rain will keep falling for the rest of the day with many places seeing rain on Saturday before the sun returns on Sunday.
Happy to see rain this morning.
With over 90% of the crop in the ground, hope producers across the province get the good soak they were wishing for. pic.twitter.com/isrkwsjenL
— Scott Moe (@PremierScottMoe) June 1, 2018