Thursday, 13 July 2017

Weekly Update (Jul 13, 2017; Wk 11) - Weather Synopsis

Weather synopsis – Although temperatures were warmer than last week, both the seven- and 30-day average temperatures were similar to long term averages.

Compared to 30-day average temperatures, Alberta was above normal, whereas Saskatchewan and Manitoba were slightly below normal.

Central and northern regions of all three provinces reported increased rainfall amounts. Total 30-day rainfall accumulations indicate that conditions are normal to dryer than normal for most of the prairies.

Growing season (April 1 – July 10, 2017) percent of average precipitation is average for most of Alberta and below average for most of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The lowest temperatures across the prairies over the past seven days (July 5-11, 2017) are mapped below.  

In contrast, the highest temperatures recorded over the past seven days (July 5-11, 2017) are presented below.  

The updated growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 5ºC, March 1 – July 9, 2017) is below:

While the growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 10ºC, March 1 – July 9, 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.