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Weekly weather map – for Jun. 16, 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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Percent of Average Precipitation (Prairie Region)

April 1, 2011 to June 9, 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: 06/10/11

www.agr.gc.ca/drought

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

April 1 compared to the long-term average. The map clearly shows how wet it has been across the southern

parts of the Prairies, with most areas seeing more than 150 per cent of average rainfall amounts. Further

north over central Alberta and Saskatchewan, it has been dry, with large areas seeing less than 40 per cent

of average rainfall amounts.

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