Environment Canada says the long-range outlook is for warmer and drier than normal weather this growing season in southern Saskatchewan.
Senior Climatologist David Phillips says U.S. and Canadian models are calling for a warm, dry spring and summer.
“It’s really a crap shoot to know what precipitation would be, but our models for June, July and August are showing dryer than normal, Phillips said.
“Now the good news is we’re not always right and we do change our mind, I wouldn’t bet very much on our precipitation forecast over a 90 day period,” he added.
Phillips says the January to mid-May period in Regina is the driest in 70 years.
He is optimistic about moisture for prairie crops, saying the next seven weeks are the wet season for Saskatchewan, usually receiving 40 percent of the annual rainfall.