Weather Conditions and Reports

From month to month, Manitoba's ag weather program retrieves data every 15 minutes from equipment across the province. About 109 stations monitor air temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, wind speed/wind direction and soil temperature.

In addition to regular weather and soil reports, producers can access more specialized tools during the growing season. These tools include disease and crop condition reports, which helps producers determine the safest and most effective times to spray.

 

Latest weather and conditions

  1. Seven-Day Accumulated Precipitation (Dec 03 – 09, 2018) shows the amount of precipitation received across agro-Manitoba last week. The maximum amount received was 4.3 mm at Pinawa. Most areas received trace precipitation, less than 1 mm.  
  2. Total Accumulated Precipitation (November 01 – December 09, 2018) showed that the Eastern and parts of the Central region have received less than 8 mm of total precipitation since the start of November. The northwest region around Swan River and areas southeast of the Riding Mountain National Park have received the highest total precipitation between 20 and 32 mm. The southwest region has received between 11 – 17 mm in most areas. 
  3. Percent of Normal Accumulated precipitation (November 01 – December 09, 2018) relates accumulated precipitation since November 1st to a 30-year historical record. The map shows that the eastern and part of central region has received less than 30% of the normal precipitation, the Interlake region is mostly between 30-45% of normal and the southwest is mostly between 60-90% of normal precipitation. Areas around McAuley, Miniota, Hamiota, Kenton, Rivers, Wasagaming, McCreary and Ruthenia have received above normal precipitation. 
  4. Mean Air Temperature Deviation from Normal (November 01 – December 02, 2018) shows the difference in average air temperature between currently observed air temperature since November 1 and the historical average temperature. Although air temperature rose to positive single digit at some locations in the Northwest region e.g. Alonsa, McCreary etc., the average air temperature from Novemner1 is colder than normal with the deviation ranging from -3.9 at Windygates to -0.82°C at The Pas. 
  5. The average daily soil temperature across agro-Manitoba can be found at (http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/weather/soil-temperature.html).   
  6. The Manitoba Ag Off-Season Weather Report shows weather information by individual weather station. 

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Weekly Maps

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Off-Season Weather Report

 

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Seasonal maps

Visit the Seasonal Reports page for information on progress in seeding and crop establishment, crop development, pest activity including weeds, insects and disease, harvest progress, crop yields and grades, fall field work progress, and status of winter cereal crop seeding and establishment. Information on haying progress and estimated yields, as well as pasture conditions is included.