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The calm before the storm

The weather period for April 23 was a return to somewhat milder temperatures for some areas of the Prairies after a relatively cool spate of temperatures. In Alberta, Peace River, Grande Prairie, Slave Lake and Lloydminster reported highs of a mere 1 C while further south in Brooks and Lethbridge reported 9 C and 11 C respectively. In Saskatchewan, North Battleford reported 2 C, Melfort 5 C, Moose Jaw and Swift Current 3 C, and Estevan 1 C. In Manitoba, Dauphin surprised with a high of 7 C while Brandon and Winnipeg had to make do with temperatures ranging between 5 and 6 C.

For more maps and information from weather stations across the Prairies, visit the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a new-and-improved daily forecast email. On the go? Get the new WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices.

To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates the precipitation maps below – or if you’d like to make the maps even better by becoming a CoCoRaHS volunteer – check out the CoCoRaHS website.