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 (March 11 - 17, 2019) shows the amount of precipitation received across agro-Manitoba last week. For the second week in a row, only the southeast corner of the province received significant amount of precipitation. Prawda received the highest total amount of precipitation last week at 9.8 mm.
  2. Total Accumulated Precipitation (November 01 – March 17, 2019) showed that many areas in the southwest, central and Interlake regions have received less than 35 mm of total precipitation since the start of November. For example, areas around the Red River e.g. Brunkild, Morris and Dominion City; Killarney, Baldur, Waskada, Minto, Argue, Souris and Pierson in the southwest region; Arborg, Teulon, Woodlands and Lake Francis in the Interlake region. Areas southeast of both the Riding Mountain National Park and Duck Mountain Provincial Park as well as the southeast corner of the province have received between 50 and 96 mm. 
  3. Percent of Normal Accumulated precipitation (November 01 – March 17, 2019) relates accumulated precipitation since November 1st to a 30-year historical record. The map shows that some areas in the southeast, central and south-Interlake regions have received less than half of the normal precipitation. Areas around Wasagaming, Morden, Shoal Lake, Selkirk and Sprague have received close to, or above normal precipitation (between 80 – 109%).
  4. Mean Air Temperature Deviation from Normal (November 01 – March 17, 2019) shows the difference in average air temperature between currently observed air temperature since November 1 and the historical average temperature. All locations showed that the average winter air temperature is below normal. The average air temperature deviation ranged from -4.1°C at Windygates to -0.8°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. 

Please note that:

Station reporting frequency has been changed to hourly update and will revert to 15-minutes updates in April 2019. Visit the station-specific pages at https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/weather/current-ag-weather-conditions.html.

The Current Weather Viewer which displays up to the hour conditions at each weather station can be found here.

 

Weekly Maps

(Higher resolution is available on request)

Off-Season Weather Report

 

Subscribe to the receive weekly distribution of seasonal reports and maps by email.

 

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.