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Weekly weather map – for Sep. 22, 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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Precipitation Compared to Historical Distribution (Prairie Region)

September 1, 2010 to August 31, 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.

Record Dry

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.

Created: 09/01/11

www.agr.gc.ca/drought

This issue s map shows the total precipitation that has fallen across the Prairies compared to historical

amounts for the 2010-11 growing season from Sept. 1, 2010 through to the end of August 2011. The

distribution of precipitation was quite varied across the region. Most of Manitoba and central Alberta saw

low to extremely low precipitation while southwestern Manitoba, Saskatchewan and southern and eastern

Alberta, saw high to record-high amounts.

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