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Weekly weather map – for Aug. 25, 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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Precipitation Compared to Historical Distribution (Prairie Region)

April 1, 2011 to August 18, 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.

Record Dry

Extremely Low (0-10) Very Low (10-20) Low (20-40)

Mid-Range (40-60) High (60-80)

Very High (80-90)

Extremely High (90-100) Record Wet

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: 08/19/11

www.agr.gc.ca/drought

This issue’s map shows the amount of precipitation that has fallen across the Prairies over the 60-day period

ending Aug. 18 compared to what we would historically expect. Areas that are dark green and blue have seen

much more rain than what would historically be expected, while those areas in yellow and browns have seen

much less. A good portion of the Prairies has seen historically wet conditions over the last 60 days, with only

small pockets seeing historically dry conditions.

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