|Figure 1. Accumulated precipitation across the Canadian prairies the past seven days (July 10-16, 2017).|
|Figure 2. Accumulated precipitation across the Canadian prairies the past 30 days (June 17-July 16, 2017).|
|Figure 3. Percent of average precipitation across the Canadian prairies from June 17-July 16, 2017.|
Over the past week, the warmest temperatures occurred over a large area from Brandon to Edmonton and south to the Canada-USA border. Although temperatures were warmer (1°C) than last week, both the 7- and 30-day average temperatures were similar to long-term normal (LTN). Compared to 30-day average temperatures, Alberta was above normal whereas Saskatchewan and Manitoba were slightly below normal.
In contrast, the highest temperatures recorded over the past seven days (July 13-19, 2017) are presented below.
The growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 10ºC, March 1 – July 13, 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.