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 (January 14 - 20, 2019) shows the amount of precipitation received across agro-Manitoba last week. The maximum amount received last week was 5.1 mm at The Pas. Most locations received less than 1 mm of snow.  
  2. Total Accumulated Precipitation (November 01 – January 20, 2019) showed that areas around the Red River e.g. Brunkild, Kane, Morris and Winnipeg as well as Killarney, Minto, Baldur, Waskada, Pierson and Kola in the southwest region and Teulon, Woodlands and Arborg in the Interlake region have received less than 22 mm of total precipitation since the start of November. Areas southeast of the Riding Mountain National Park have received between 34 and 50 mm. 
  3. Percent of Normal Accumulated precipitation (November 01 – January 20, 2019) relates accumulated precipitation since November 1st to a 30-year historical record. The map shows that most areas in the eastern, central and Interlake regions have received less than half of the normal precipitation. The northern Interlake areas are mostly between 50-70% of normal and the southwest and northwest areas have a wider spread: between 40-80% of normal precipitation. Areas around Miniota, Kenton, Rivers, Brandon, Wasagaming, McCreary, Neepawa and Ruthenia have received between 80 – 94% of normal precipitation. 
  4. Mean Air Temperature Deviation from Normal (November 01 – January 20, 2019) shows the difference in average air temperature between currently observed air temperature since November 1 and the historical average temperature. Maximum air temperature last week was mostly in the negative single digit across agro-Manitoba. However, almost all locations recorded their coldest minimum air temperature so far this winter. The coldest recorded air temperature was -41.8°C at Fisher Branch followed by -41.0°C at Poplarfield. The average air temperature deviation from November 01 ranges from -1.0 at Windygates to 2.1°C at McAuley. 
  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.