Saskatchewan Canada Early Killing Frost

Russ Steele

Details at the Agriculture News:

Nearly all of the Saskatchewan grainbelt was hit by a killing frost early Wednesday morning, but damage will be confined to late seeded, immature crops.

The mercury dipped below the freezing mark at midnight and did not make it back into positive digits until mid-morning in some areas.

The coldest temperatures were recorded in northwest, north-central and west-central regions. Official Environment Canada lows ranged from minus 5 to minus 7 degrees. Unofficial readings in low-lying areas were as low as minus 10.

The frost was less severe over eastern and southern Saskatchewan, with most centers reporting lows of minus 2 to minus 4.

While this an early frost the damage was minimum.

Everyone agrees the hot weather in late August and the first ten days of September allowed many crops to mature past the stage where they would be hurt by frost.

 Looks like the wheat bell escaped Mother Nature’s wrath his time.


Author: Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

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