rainfall

The latest Sask crop report says recent rain provides significant relief for parched fields

Jun 20, 2019 | 11:37am

  The latest crop report says recent rain will help relieve dry soil conditions in southern Saskatchewan. Provincial crops analyst Cory Jacob says the rainfall varied greatly but will encourage crop development. Jacob says more rain will be needed. But he says the moisture will ensure pasture growth and crop germination. The latest estimates for […]

Sask. researchers discover heavy rain downpours increasing around the globe

Jun 7, 2019 | 5:12am

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have found the frequency of heavy rain downpours is increasing around the world. Hydro climatologist at the University, Simon Papalexiou says a study of 100 thousand weather stations shows a steady increase in heavy downpours over the past 50 years. He says serious consequences include costly losses from flooding, […]