Weather not helping farmers

Unfortunately for Peace area farmers and ranchers, with parched grain and forage crops, there has been a significant change, in today’s Fort St. John regional forecast.

Up until 5 o’clock this morning, Evironment Canada had been predicting this area could get anywhere from 15 to 30 millimeters of rain today and tonight.

Now however, that has been revised to morning showers and 5 to 10 millimeters tonight. Still combined with the 19.8, we got last week and the 19.2 we received at the end of the previous week, by tomorrow we could end up with a two week total, of close 50 millimeters.

That would raise the June-July total to more than 55 millimeters…and that’s more than one third of the two month norm, with nearly four weeks to go in July.

So although it won’t likely put them to rest, one would assume that should at least help to ease fears of another local area drought year.