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Weekly Weather map – for Feb. 17, 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.

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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%

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.

Created: 02/11/11

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.



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