For most of Saskatchewan and Alberta that moisture came in the form of snow, while much of Manitoba saw rain.

Parts of West Central Saskatchewan reported light snow that melted fairly quickly.

Swift Current, Moose Jaw and other areas in southern Saskatchewan saw more significant amounts. 

Crops Extension Specialist Matt Struthers says with harvest pretty much wrapped up it's good to see the moisture.

"I think it's really great to see. Now, I would like to see some warmer temperatures just to get that snow to melt."

Saskatchewan's final crop report of the season came out last week. 

It put the Province's average topsoil moisture rating at 22 per cent adequate on cropland, 35 per cent short, and 43 per cent very short. In the southwest things are much drier with 73 per cent of the cropland topsoil moisture rated as very short, and 61 per cent very short in the  west-central part of the province.

Alberta's final crop report shows sub-surface soil moisture in the province is rated as 40 per cent poor, 32 per cent fair, 27 per cent good and 1 per cent excellent.

The snow might be a challenge for livestock producers that may not have the cattle back home yet, but overall the snow is a welcome sight, especially in the drier areas.

Producers in the drier areas of the prairies would like to see some good moisture, before freeze up so it can soak into the ground.

The moisture now, combined with a decent snowfall over the winter would go a long way to help replenish dugouts and improve cropland, hay and pasture conditions.