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Weekly Weather Map – for May. 5, 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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This issue’s map shows the total amount of precipitation that fell across the Prairies during April compared to

the long-term average. Unfortunately, the storm system that affected southeastern Saskatchewan and all of

southern and central Manitoba last weekend is not included in this map. It shows how the southern Prairies

were fairly wet during April, with most areas seeing upwards of 150 per cent of average. You can really see

the dry weather over the more northerly regions, with a large portion of Saskatchewan reporting less than

40 per cent of average.

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