Spring forecast calls for dry start to a wet season — but where?

Matt Makens (RealAgriculture/2024)

The last time Shaun Haney sat down with Matt Makens, of Makens Weather, the possibility of moisture returning to Western Canada was slim.

Now, as the two reconnect in person at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association #CattleCon, Makens has a little more confidence that the west could indeed see some early — and desperately needed — moisture.

But the good news doesn’t stop there. For eastern Canada, many will tell you a dry spring is nearly always on the wish list, so long as the rain comes soon after. On that point, Makens also has some positive news.

That’s not to say that all areas will get exactly the amount of rain in the week they want it, but Makens suggests that the shifting of weather patterns has moved somewhat to favour moisture where it’s needed and where it’s not as welcome.

In this interview, he also mentions why the east is getting some winter wallops of snowfall (have you seen the east coast?!) and gives some early indication of how early summer may pan out. Hit play to listen now, or download the podcast for listening offline!

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