Thursday, 11 May 2017

Weekly Update (May 11, 2017; Wk 02) - Weather Synopsis

Weather synopsis – Many locations across southern Saskatchewan and Alberta experienced temperatures above 25°C this week. Average temperatures were warmest across southeastern Saskatchewan from May 1-8, 2017. 

The map below reflects the Accumulated Precipitation for the Growing Season so far for the prairie provinces (i.e., April 1-May 10, 2017):

Whereas the seven-day precipitation accumulations were greatest across Saskatchewan:

The map below shows the Lowest Temperatures the Past 7 Days (May 4-10, 2017) across the prairies:

Whereas the map below shows the Highest Temperatures the Past 7 Days (May 4-10, 2017):

The updated growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 5ºC, March 1 – May 7, 2017) is below:

While the growing degree day map (GDD) (Base 10ºC, March 1 – May 7, 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.