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Weekly weather map – for Sep. 29, 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)

August 24, 2011 to September 22, 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: 09/23/11

www.agr.gc.ca/drought

This issue s weather map shows the total amount of precipitation that fell across the Prairies during the

30-day period ending Sept. 22. This period saw a precipitation pattern we haven t seen in a long time: eastern

regions of Manitoba saw some significant rains while western regions were relatively dry. The same type of

pattern played out over Saskatchewan and Alberta, areas that have been wet this summer saw dry conditions

while dry areas saw some moisture.

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