Weekly weather map – for Jul. 21, 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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1 Month (30 Days) Percent of Average Precipitation (Prairie Region)

June 15, 2011 to July 14, 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: 07/15/11

www.agr.gc.ca/drought

This issue’s map shows the total amount of precipitation that has fallen across the Prairies from the middle

of June through to the middle of July compared to long-term averages. The hot, dry weather we have seen

across much of agricultural Manitoba over the last couple of weeks is evident on the map with a good portion

of our region seeing less-than-average amounts of rain and some areas are becoming very dry. Farther west

much of Saskatchewan and Alberta continue to be wet.

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