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Moisture Update - April 5, 2024

Things are looking up in regards to moisture levels, at least across the southern half of the province. Even as this is written, a fair amount of moisture continues to fall across the province.

While the northern forests remain dry, long range forecasts appear to be favourable with moisture event creeping into the far north of the province. In contrast, the Peace Region does remain very dry.

Maps 1 & 2 (L): 8-Day Precipitation Accumulations as of April 4, 2024.

It's been a wet week and much of the depicted moisture fell over the 48 hours from April 4-5.

Maps 3 & 4: 90-Day Precipitation Accumulations as of April 4, 2024.

Over the past 90 days, there has been a marked change in the moisture levels for the year, especially across the southern half of the province and the foothills north to Grande Cache, with many areas now showing near-normal or above average precipitation. The lands around Lethbridge has seen over 80 mm of moisture so far this year and eyes on the ground are reporting standing water in fields around Gleichen, located approximately 100 km east of Calgary.

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