Weekly Weather Map – for Apr. 28, 2011

The Weather Vane is prepared by Daniel Bezte, a teacher by profession with a BA (Hon.) in geography, specializing in climatology, from the University of Winnipeg. Daniel has taught university-level classes in climate and weather and currently operates a computerized weather station at his home near Birds Hill Park, on 10 acres he plans to develop into a vegetable and fruit hobby farm.

Contacthimwithyourquestionsandcommentsat [email protected]

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2 Month (60 Days) Accumulated Precipitation (Prairie Region)

February 20, 2011 to April 20, 2011

Prepared by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s National Agroclimate Information Service (NAIS). Data provided through partnership with Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and many Provincial agencies.

2 -18 mm 18 -34 mm 34 -49 mm 49 -65 mm 65 -81 mm 81 -97 mm 97 -113 mm 113 -129 mm 129 -144 mm 144 -160 mm 160 -176 mm 176 -192 mm 192 -208 mm 208 -224 mm 224 -239 mm 239 -255 mm 255 -271 mm 271 -287 mm

Extent of Agricultural Land Lakes and Rivers

Produced using near real-time data that has undergone initial quality control. The map may not be accurate for all regions due to data availability and data errors.

Created: 04/21/11

www.agr.gc.ca/drought

This issue’s map shows the total amount of precipitation that fell across the Prairies over the last two months,

which covers the spring melt period. From the map you can see that over Manitoba the northwestern region

saw relatively light amounts during this period, while the south-central region saw some significant amounts.

Farther west, most of Saskatchewan and the northern half of Alberta saw very little precipitation during this

period while southern regions of Alberta had a very wet period.

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