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Weekly weather map – for Sep. 15, 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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Departure from Average Precipitation (Prairie Region)

April 1, 2011 to September 8, 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.

< -120 mm

-120 to -100 mm -100 to -80 mm -80 to -60 mm -60 to -40 mm -40 to -20 mm -20 to 0 mm 0 to 20 mm 20 to 40 mm 40 to 60 mm 60 to 80 mm 80 to 100 mm 100 to 120 mm

120 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: 09/09/11

www.agr.gc.ca/drought

This issue s map shows the departure from the average precipitation the Prairies have received so far this

growing season. Two things that really jump out at you are just how wet it was across southern Saskatchewan

and southwestern Manitoba and then how dry eastern Manitoba was.

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