Western Prairies get colder

Lows at the western end of the Prairies dropped down over the weekend, touching -5 C on Sunday at WeatherFarm stations around Turtleford and Alsask in western Saskatchewan and -1 C around Calgary, Red Deer, Drumheller and Swift Current, but slipping to just +7 C in the Yorkton/Melville area of eastern Saskatchewan and +12 C around Winnipeg.

However, highs on the southwestern Prairies climbed into a relatively warm range Sunday, hitting 21 C around Lethbridge and Brooks, Alta. and +20 C around Maple Creek, Sask. as well as around Winnipeg, but touching just 13 to 15 C in much of western Manitoba, eastern Saskatchewan and the Peace region.

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.

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