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Dry conditions persist in Alberta

May 21, 2015 - Weather conditions in Alberta during the last week were mainly dry and windy, with warm days and cool nights, according to the Alberta Crop Report. These dry conditions have helped producers to make significant seeding progress. As of May 19, nearly 77 per cent of the province has been seeded. This represents good seeding progress compared to the five-year average of 59 per cent.

During the last week only the southern region received enough precipitation to improve surface soil moisture rating. Provincially, surface soil moisture is rated 55 per cent good to excellent, while sub-surface moisture is rated as 58 per cent good to excellent.

Most regions would certainly benefit from more moisture and warmer temperatures to help with crop development.

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