Some areas, particularly in the southern prairies, saw a massive snowstorm that left quite a bit of snow in fields.

That's good news for any farmers who have finished up their harvest and could provide cover for next year's crops.

Mackenzie Hladun, a Crop Extension Specialist with Saskatchewan's Ministry of Agriculture, details how that could affect any crops still in the field.

"If crops are still in the field right now, the snow will mostly impact harvestability. What we're mostly looking at for issues possibly coming in is seed moisture simply because colder crops that are covered in snow will have a lesser ability to dry down if they are fully dried down already. So if producers still need to harvest crops, it's most likely the best idea to check seed moisture before they get the combines back into those fields."

The snow adding moisture to feels will be well received in many locations that will need to replenish their soil moisture levels.

"This snowfall is providing moisture in any capacity and any moisture right now is being very well received by producers across the province. That moisture is essentially helping out with that soil moisture level for next year. As we ended the last bit of harvest here, we did see that the lower moisture was becoming a little bit limited across the province. So any moisture we're receiving is helping out that low moisture level."

Seeding for winter varieties of crops would also likely be disrupted, with Hladun reminding farmers to know their machinery's limits.

The snow coming down is likely to stay in those fields through the winter, according to Hladun.

"Hopefully if there is snow coming down, it is staying down and it's not going to blow across. Of course, we know snow does blow across the province, and having a good layer of crops will help keep that snow in your field and protect any winter variety that you have popping up encouraging a proper fertilization period for those winter cereals."