Friday, 2 June 2017

Weekly Update (Jun 1, 2017; Wk 05) - Weather Synopsis

Weather synopsis – Across the prairies, this week’s average temperatures were slightly cooler than normal.

After a wetter week in central and northern Alberta, the most current 7-day rainfall was greater in the east of central Alberta into central Saskatchewan down into Manitoba. 

The 30-day rainfall amounts were average to below average across the southern prairies.

The map below reflects the Accumulated Precipitation for the Growing Season so far for the prairie provinces (i.e., April 1-May 31, 2017):

The map below shows the Lowest Temperatures the Past 7 Days (May 25-31, 2017) across the prairies:

Whereas the map below shows the Highest Temperatures the Past 7 Days (May 25-31, 2017):

The updated growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 5ºC, March 1 – May 28, 2017) is below:

While the growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 10ºC, March 1 – May 28, 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.