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.
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Percent of Average Precipitation (Prairie Region)
November 1, 2010 to February 10, 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.
40 -60% 60 -85% 85 -115% 115 -150% 150 -200%
200% 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.
This issue’s map shows the amount of precipitation that’s fallen across the Prairies so far this winter as a
per cent of the long-term average. Most regions have seen near-average amounts of precipitation so far this
winter, with areas of Saskatchewan and Alberta seeing above-average amounts. Central and eastern portions
of Manitoba have actually been on the dry side, with a few regions seeing less than 40 per cent of average.