GFM Network News


This map shows the total amount of soil moisture in the top 60 centimetres relative to the long-term average. A good portion of agricultural Alberta currently has near to moderately high amounts of soil moisture, with a few pockets in the southeast and northwest having high to very high amounts. In between, there are some small scattered areas of moderately low to low amounts.

Wind is the wild card in the creation of dust storms

Sun and warm weather can quickly dry out fields, 
but those conditions don’t usually come with high winds

As I pointed out in the last article, instead of zeroing in on the main culprit of severe summer weather — the thunderstorm — I am going to look at each type of weather warning and outline just what type of weather pattern brings about the best chance of experiencing that warning. The first type […] Read more