The weather office is predicting a return to a traditional cold, snowy winter for southern Saskatchewan and farmers are hoping for moisture to improve soil moisture.
Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips says the Regina area in 2017 saw the driest growing season since records began 132 years ago.
Farmers want to replenish soil moisture for spring seeding and Phillips says winter will be colder than normal and snowfall is forecast to be above normal.
“The forecast, while it seems like a traditional one for the prairies,” Phillips said. “I think it will be good news for the farmers.”
Rainfall this growing season was 119 millimeters, less than 40 percent of normal.