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)
May 4, 2011 to June 2, 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 amount of precipitation that has fallen across the Prairies during May compared
to the long-term average. From the map you can see that pretty much all of agricultural Manitoba saw aboveaverage
amounts of precipitation during this period with a large section seeing more than double the average.
Wet conditions were also present in southern Saskatchewan and Alberta with dry conditions continuing over
northern sections of those two provinces.