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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Accumulated Precipitation (Prairie Region)
April 1, 2011 to May 26, 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.
< 25 mm 25 -50 mm 50 -75 mm 75 -100 mm 100 -125 mm 125 -150 mm 150 -175 mm 175 -200 mm 200 -225 mm 225 -250 mm 250 -275 mm 275 -300 mm 300 -350 mm 350 -400 mm 400 -450 mm 450 -500 mm 500 -550 mm 550
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 since April 1. From
the map we see the southernmost section of the Prairies has seen a fairly wet start to this year’s growing
season, with general amounts of 100 to 150 millimetres. The central Prairies continue dry with a large area
seeing less than 25 mm.