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Weekly Weather Map – for Jan. 6, 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) Accumulated Precipitation (Prairie Region)

December 1, 2010 to December 30, 2010

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.

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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: 12/31/10

www.agr.gc.ca/drought

This issue’s map shows the total precipitation across the Prairies during December. You can see how western

Manitoba was fairly snowy with central regions seeing little snow. Farther west both Saskatchewan and

southern and central Alberta were also fairly dry. The dry northwestern part of Alberta finally saw some much-needed

moisture during December.

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