Snow has already put several fields across the prairies at risk, threatening even the areas that are not yet hit by frost.
From 10 to 100 cm (4 – 39 inches) of snow affected parts of the country on October 9, particularly several regions of Alberta including Calgary.
In the south, about 60% of the canola crop had been harvested, but less than 16% had been combined. Wheat harvesting was only 35% done.
Although the snow is not expected to last, it can make crops flat and difficult to harvest. The snow also leaves a wet and muddy field, bogging down equipment. The resulting damp grains loses value and costs more to dry.
Snow is expected to hit Manitoba in the next days.
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