Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Weekly Update (Jun 29, 2017; Wk 09) - Weather Synopsis

Weather synopsis – Our AAFC Staff are busy surveying this week so be sure to check back for updates!

Precipitation for the growing season is presented below (April 1-June 27, 2017) followed by the precipitation expressed as Percent of Normal for the same period.

Over the past seven days, the greatest precipitation fell in northern growing areas along areas typically grouped as Boreal Plains (June 21-27, 2017).  Southern Alberta, southeast Saskatchewan and southwest Manitoba received the lowest amounts of precipitation over the same period.

The lowest temperatures across the prairies over the past seven days (June 21-27, 2017) are mapped below.  Although there was little chance of frost, much of the prairies recorded lows ranging from 0-4°C.

In contrast, the highest temperatures recorded over the past seven days (June 21-27, 2017) are presented below.  The field crops in some of these areas endured daily fluctuations of 20-25°C.

The updated growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 5ºC, March 1 – June 25, 2017) is below:

While the growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 10ºC, March 1 – June 25, 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.