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 -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 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.