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Weekly weather map – for Aug. 11, 2011

1 Month (30 Days) Departure from Average Precipitation (Prairie Region)

July 6, 2011 to August 4, 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.

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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60 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: 08/05/11

www.agr.gc.ca/drought

This issue’s map shows the departure from average precipitation amounts across the agricultural Prairies over the 30-day period ending Aug. 4. During this period, northern areas saw well-above-average amounts of rain with large areas seeing over 60 millimetres more than average. Over the south, conditions were drier, with the driest conditions being over southeastern Manitoba.

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