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. Eight-Day Accumulated Precipitation (February 11 - 18, 2019) shows the amount of precipitation received across agro-Manitoba last week. The maximum amount received last week was 9.0 mm in Wasagaming. Most of the agricultural region received at least 2.0 mm of precipitation last week with the exception of parts of the south west corner of the province as well as areas north of Duck Mountain Provincial Park which received less than 2.0 mm. 
  2. Total Accumulated Precipitation (November 01 – February 18, 2019) showed that many areas in the Interlake, central, and southwest regions have received less than 30 mm of total precipitation since the start of November. Areas to receive greater that 55 mm are mainly concentrated in parts of the Interlake and near Riding Mountain National Park and Duck Mountain Provincial Park as well as Sprague, Morden, Deerwood, Austin and Shoal Lake.
  3. Percent of Normal Accumulated precipitation (November 01 – February 18, 2019) relates accumulated precipitation since November 1st to a 30-year historical record. The map shows that most areas in the southeast, central and south-Interlake regions have received less than half of normal precipitation. The only areas to receive between 90 and 100 percent of normal precipitation are Ruthenia, Austin, Miniota, Kenton, Fisher Branch, Brandon, McCreary, Selkirk and Morden while the only area to receive more precipitation than normal is Wasagaming at 126 percent of normal. 
  4. Mean Air Temperature Deviation from Normal (November 01 – February 18, 2019) shows the difference in average air temperature between currently observed air temperature since November 1st and the historical average temperature. The coldest recorded air temperature last week was -37.7°C near Lake Audy while the warmest recorded air temperature was -5.2°C near Steinbach. Although warmer than the previous few weeks, the average air temperature remains cooler than normal for most of the province with the deviation from normal ranging from -3.2°C in Windygates to 0°C in Prawda and St. Pierre. 
  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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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.