Weekly weather map – for May. 19, 2011

Accumulated Precipitation (Prairie Region)

September 1, 2010 to May 14, 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]

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 -250 mm 250 -300 mm 300 -350 mm 350 -400 mm 400 -450 mm 450 -500 mm 500 -550 mm 550 -600 mm 600 -700 mm

700 mm

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: 05/15/11

www.agr.gc.ca/drought

This issue’s map shows the total amount of precipitation that has fallen across the Prairies so far this

agricultural year, which started last Sept. 1. From the map you can see a fairly typical pattern of precipitation

across the Prairies, with eastern regions and the foothills in Alberta seeing the highest amounts. The

Coronation/Lloydminster regions have seen the least amounts, with some areas reporting less than 75

millimetres during this period.

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