|Figure 1. Average temperature across the Canadian prairies from June 4-11, 2017.|
|Figure 2. Average temperature across the Canadian prairies from May 19-June 19, 2017.|
|Figure 3. Accumulated precipitation across the Canadian prairies from June 11-18, 2017.|
Compared to last week, the 30-day rainfall amounts are similar to long term average values for southern Manitoba, southeast Saskatchewan and southwest Alberta (Fig. 4). A large region in south and central Saskatchewan is reporting well below normal precipitation.
|Figure 4. Percent of average precipitation from May 20-June 18, 2017.|
The following is the accumulated precipitation for the growing season up to June 18, 2017.
The updated growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 5ºC, March 1 – June 18, 2017) is below:
While the growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 10ºC, March 1 – June 18, 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.