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Weekly weather map – for Sep. 8, 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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2 Month (60 Days) Accumulated Precipitation (Prairie Region)

July 4, 2011 to September 1, 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.

< 25 mm 25 -50 mm 50 -75 mm 75 -100 mm 100 -125 mm 125 -150 mm 150 -175 mm 175 -200 mm 200 -225 mm 225 -250 mm 250 -275 mm 275 -300 mm 300 -325 mm 325 -350 mm 350 -375 mm 375 -400 mm 400 -450 mm

450 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: 09/02/11

www.agr.gc.ca/drought

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

August. Looking at the map you can see that southern areas were relatively dry with most regions seeing

fewer than 100 millimetres. The farther north you go, the wetter it was, with some of the more northerly

regions seeing over 250 mm of rain.

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