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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Precipitation Compared to Historical Distribution (Prairie Region)
April 1, 2011 to May 7, 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.
Extremely Low (0-10) Very Low (10-20) Low (20-40)
Mid-Range (40-60) High (60-80)
Very High (80-90)
Extremely High (90-100) Record Wet
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 since April 1 compared
to amounts we would normally expect to see. From the map we can see most of southern Manitoba is in
the high range, with only the northwest section, around Swan River, having seen low to very low amounts