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Weekly Weather Map – for Sep. 1, 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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1 Month (30 Days) Accumulated Precipitation (Prairie Region)

July 27, 2011 to August 25, 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.

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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: 08/26/11

www.agr.gc.ca/drought

This issue’s weather map shows the total amount of precipitation that has fallen across the Prairies over the

30-day period ending Aug. 25. From the map you can see southern regions were fairly dry during August, with

a large area seeing less than 25 millimetres of rain. Farther north, wet conditions prevailed, especially over

northwestern parts of agricultural Manitoba and northern parts of agricultural Saskatchewan, where some

areas saw in excess of 100 mm.

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