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Bezte: How do tornadoes form?

For this issue I thought it was time that we continue our look at severe thunderstorms, and specifically the deadliest part: tornadoes. The word tornado for most people brings about a feeling of awe and even a little fear. Unless you have already witnessed a tornado firsthand, many who are interested in weather secretly wish […] Read more

Today’s precipitation

Data and maps from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these […] Read more

Fusarium head blight risk maps for 2018

[UPDATED: JULY 13, 2018] Fusarium head blight (FHB) risk maps are posted daily courtesy of Manitoba Agriculture. During the winter wheat flowering period up to the end of the flowering period for spring wheat, these risk maps will be provided for you here. Warm, humid conditions occurring when the crop is susceptible to infection (during flowering) are favourable to […] Read more

Forecast: Warm weather looks to continue

Issued July 9, 2018: Covering the period from July 11 to 18

This forecast period looks like it will be a repeat of last week’s weather. Last week began with an area of low pressure bringing clouds along with showers and thundershowers. This was then followed by a return to sunshine and warming temperatures that culminated in the really hot and humid weather we experienced last Saturday. […] Read more

Will this heat continue through the summer?

Mean monthly temperatures for June 2018 were about what we’d normally see in July

After a warm to hot May across the Prairies, the question on most weather minds was whether we would pay the price for the nice May or the heat would continue. As it turned out, the heat continued throughout much of June, with the warmest weather recorded right here in our part of the Prairies. […] Read more

Warm weather, rainfall advance crop development

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for July 9

Southwest Region Heavy rains early in the week in parts of the Southwest. Newdale and Minnedosa received the highest amounts of 45 to 50 mm. Hot and dry weather during the remainder of the week advanced crop development, and may have resulted in some crop stress. Warm season crops are benefitting more from the warmer […] Read more

Forecast: Warm weather to stick around

Issued July 2, 2018: Covering the period from July 4 to 11, 2018

After a fairly active period that brought a mix of sun and clouds along with scattered showers and thundershowers, it looks like things will settle down a bit for this forecast period. We’ll begin this forecast period with one last area of low pressure moving across our region on Wednesday. Expect clouds and showers along […] Read more

The difference between heat waves and hot spells

Mid-June this year has definitely met the temperature criteria for a heat wave

It has been pretty hot across a large portion of the Prairies over the last month or so. After a cold start to April, temperatures began to heat up, with May coming in well above average across all three Prairie provinces. The recorded daily temperatures during May and until June 24 show most locations have […] Read more

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