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Weekly Weather Map – for Feb. 24, 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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1 Month (30 Days) Percent of Average Precipitation (Prairie Region)

January 17, 2011 to February 15, 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: 02/16/11

www.agr.gc.ca/drought

This issue’s map shows the amount of precipitation that has fallen across the Prairies over the last month

compared to the long-term average. From the map you can see that except for a few pockets both Manitoba

and Saskatchewan have seen fairly dry weather with most areas receiving less than 85 per cent of average

precipitation. Southern and northwestern Alberta has been a little wetter during this period receiving near-to

above-average amounts.

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