The average temperature was 12.2 C and was 5 C warmer than the average temperature for May 1-8.
This past week rainfall amounts were well below normal. Average rainfall (prairie wide) was less than 1 mm.
Normal weekly rainfall is 8.7 mm. Rainfall amounts for the past 30 days (average =21 mm) were also below average (average= 28 mm).
Compared to last week, soil moisture levels were predicted to be lower.
The map below reflects the Highest Temperatures occurring over the past 7 days across the prairies.
The map below reflects the Lowest Temperatures occurring over the past 7 days across the prairies.
The maps above are all produced by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Growers may wish to bookmark the AAFC Drought Watch Maps for the growing season.