My presentation will take a look at back at the weather that characterized the 2017 growing season and discuss what’s in store for 2018. As we look back at 2017, I’ll discuss why the weather behaved the way it did and how it compared to previous years. Some of the factors that drive summer weather on the Prairies will also be presented, including how changing land cover and crop type affect thunderstorm activity. Lastly, I’ll show my predictions for the 2018 growing season. My 2018 outlook will show what you expect this year in terms of temperature, precipitation, and thunderstorm activity.