Over the past month, precipitation was below average in Manitoba, but above average in northwest Alberta.
The map below reflects the Accumulated Precipitation for the Growing Season so far for the prairie provinces (i.e., April 1-May 17, 2017):
The map below shows the Lowest Temperatures the Past 7 Days (May 11-17, 2017) across the prairies:
Whereas the map below shows the Highest Temperatures the Past 7 Days (May 11-17, 2017):
The updated growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 5ºC, March 1 – May 14, 2017) is below:
While the growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 10ºC, March 1 – May 14, 2017) is below:
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.