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A Bit of Cloud, A bit of Sunshine, A mixed Bag on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:39 PM GMT on May 31, 2008

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and a 60% chance of showers. There is the risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. It will be clearing late this afternoon. The winds will be from the northwest at 30 km/h (19 mph) this morning. Todays high will be 21C(70F).
Tonight will be clear with increasing cloudiness overnight as the winds become light this evening. An overnight low of 10C(50F) is forcast.
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Updated: 1:55 PM GMT on June 01, 2008

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A Bit of Moisture on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:30 PM GMT on May 30, 2008

Today will bring showers with the risk of a thunderstorm. There could be up to 5 to 10 mm(0.2 to 0.4 in) accumulating.A high of 21C(70F) is expected.
Tonight will see the showers ending this evening then clearing along with the risk of a thunderstorm. An overnight low of 14C(57F) is forecast.
The forecast for tomorrows air show looks good with a comfortable 21 and clear skies.
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Abby made her first kill last night on our walk. She was standing by a gopher hole when the gopher popped its head up. A quick grab, a squeak and it was over. I called her away from her trophy before she developed a taste for fresh meat the way Buck did.
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Updated: 2:39 PM GMT on May 31, 2008

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A Warm Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:38 PM GMT on May 29, 2008

Today will start sunny with cloudy periods then becoming cloudy later this morning bring a 30% chance of showers this afternoon. The wind wil be from the southeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning. A high of 22C(72F) is expected.
Tonight will see showers and the risk of a thunderstorm this evening. Rainfall may accumulate up to 5 mm(0.2 in). An overnight low of 11C(52F) is forecast.
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The weekend forecast looks good for the Armed Forcees Day at Southport. This is what the Manitoba Air Show has evolved into. The Snowbirds will be performing as well as numerous other air and ground displays. Best of all its a free show.
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Updated: 12:29 PM GMT on May 30, 2008

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A Pleasant Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:24 PM GMT on May 28, 2008

Today will be sunny with a high of 21C(70F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of 7C(45F).
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Updated: 12:38 PM GMT on May 29, 2008

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A Clear and Pleasant Day for the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:28 PM GMT on May 27, 2008

Today will be sunny with a high of 18C(64F) expected.
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of 5C(41F) forecast.
We escaped the frost last night but Regina and Dauphin are reporting 0 or colder.
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Another 3 ticks on Abby last night. I treated her with Advantix again, it's been almost a month since the first application. Hopefully they will be repelled or killed on todays walk.
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Updated: 12:24 PM GMT on May 28, 2008

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Frost on the Praire Tonight

By: plapman, 12:26 PM GMT on May 26, 2008

Today will see the rain ending early this morning then clearing. The wind will be from the north at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph). A high of 11C(52F) is expected.
Tonight will remain clear as the northerly flow becomes light this evening. An over night low of -1C(30F) with frost is forecast.
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Abby seems to have become a home for ticks. I found 4 on her in the last 2 days. I treated her with Advantix but it must be time for another treatment.
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Updated: 12:28 PM GMT on May 27, 2008

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More Rain and Maybe Some Noise on the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:12 PM GMT on May 25, 2008

Today will be cloudy with a 60% chance of showers early this morning and early this afternoon. A thunderstorm is possible. The wind will become northeast at 30 km/h (19 mph) this morning. A high of 15C(59F) is expected.
Tonight will see the showers ending overnight then cloudy. There is expected to be 10 to 15 mm(0.4 to 0.6 in) of rain accumulating. The wind will continue from the north at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph). An overnight low of 3C(37F) is forecast.
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We had a bit of a thunderstorm yesterday. Abby went to her bed and remain there till it ended. She didn't show any sign of fear but I guess she feels secure on her blanket at the foot of my bed.
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I had the G Granddaughter again last night. I won the battle easily. I fed her about 6:30, changed her bum about 7:00. I was going to give her a bottle around 8:00 but she didn't want it. She went to sleep instead. I guess my babysitting job is secure.
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Updated: 12:25 PM GMT on May 26, 2008

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Rain on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:42 PM GMT on May 24, 2008

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods then becoming cloudy late this afternoon. The wind will be southeasterly at 30 km/h (19 mph) early this afternoon. A high of 23C(73F) is forecast.
Tonight will be cloudy with rain beginning early this evening. There is a risk of a thunderstorm overnight with rain amounting to 5 mm(0.2 in). The southeasterly flow will become light this evening. An overnight low of 9C(48F) is expected.
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Updated: 2:12 PM GMT on May 25, 2008

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A Sunny Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:26 PM GMT on May 23, 2008

Today will be sunny with and easterly wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning. A high of 21C(70F) is forecast.
Tonight will remain clear as the wind becomes light this evening. An overnight low of 9C(48F) is forecast.
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I babysat the G Grandaughter again last night. The little girl wouldn't go to slep for me. Mom came home and had her sleeping in 10 minutes. I guess I'm going to get fired. lol
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Updated: 12:42 PM GMT on May 24, 2008

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A Sunny Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:22 PM GMT on May 22, 2008

Today will be sunny with a high of 18C(64F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of 7C(45F).
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Updated: 12:25 PM GMT on May 23, 2008

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A Pleasant Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:09 PM GMT on May 21, 2008

Today will be sunny. The wind will be from the north at 20 km/h (12 mph) later this afternoon. A high of 17C(63F)is expcted.
Tonight will remain clear as the wind becomes light this evening. An overnight low of 5C(41F) is forcast.
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We never got the frost from the warning here. The temp is currently 2C. I'm off to the big city today for a meeting at head office. It should be an interesting day.
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Updated: 12:21 PM GMT on May 22, 2008

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A Small amount of Rain on the Prairie To Green Things

By: plapman, 12:27 PM GMT on May 20, 2008

Today will be sunny with a northerlt wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) gusting to 40 km/h (25 mph) early this afternoon. A high of 16C(61F) is forecast.
Tonight will remain clear as the northerly flow at 20 km/h (12 mph) gusting to 40 km/h (25 mph) becomes light this evening. An overnight low of 2C(36F) with the risk of frost is expected.
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Abby has no fear of water. She was walking in a ditch yesterday with water up to her chest. It helped wash some of the mud she'd accumulated in the fields previous to that.
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Updated: 12:09 PM GMT on May 21, 2008

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A Bit of Needed Rain on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:08 PM GMT on May 19, 2008

Today will bring periods of rain ending early this afternoon then cloudy with 30% chance of showers. Only 5 mm(0.2 in) is expected to accumulate. The winds will be southeasterly at 20 km/h (12 mph) then become light this morning. A high of 14C(57F) is expected.
Tonight will be cloudy with the 30% chance of showers this evening continuing. There will be clearing overnight as the wind becomes near midnight. An overnight low of 4C(39F) is forecast.
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Me and Abby had company on our walk yesterday. We took Kyliee, the G Granddaughter, along and showed her the ducks and geese on Crescent Lake. She seemed to be enjoying the stroll but went to sleep after about 3 miles. I guess it's not as exciting as I thought. lol

Updated: 12:26 PM GMT on May 20, 2008

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A Comfortable Sunday on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:31 PM GMT on May 18, 2008

Today wil be sunny the becoming cloudy late this afternoon. A high of 18C(64F) is expected.
Tonight will be cloudy with an overnight low of 8C(46F) forecast.
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It looks like yesterday blog got lost in the wires. The wind coninued to blow yesterday and keep the area cool. I never had a chance to check the blog as I was babbysitting the G granddaughter all day. We had a pretty good day with no need to call the nieghbor's for help. lol Abby had to wait till 7:00 pm for her stroll but she didn't seem to mind
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Updated: 1:08 PM GMT on May 19, 2008

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A Lot of Wind on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:31 PM GMT on May 16, 2008

Today will be cloudy with sunny periods and a 30% chance of showers this morning. There will be clearing this afternoon as the wind swings from west at 20 km/h (12 mph) to north at 50 km/h (31 mph) gusting to 70 km/h (43 mph) early this afternoon. A high of 22C(72F) with a UV index 7 or high is forecast.
Tonight will be clear. The northerly flow at 50 km/h (31 mph) gusting to 70 km/h (43 mph) will become light this evening. An overnight low of 9C(48F) is expected.
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Abby got to go for a second walk yesterday. We took Kylie the G grand daughter for a walk in her stroller and brought Abby along. I feel like the Pied Piper when I'm in town with Abby. All the kids want to pet her. With all the attention she gets I think she's slowly getting over her fear of kids.
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Updated: 1:30 PM GMT on May 18, 2008

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More Warm Weather and Sunshine on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:29 PM GMT on May 15, 2008

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods The wind will become northerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) early this morning. A high of 20C(68F) is forecast.
Tonight will bring cloudy periods as the northerly wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becomes light this evening. An overnight low of 11C(52F) is forecast.
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It was a great day in the boat yesterday. We got all the safety bouys set then took a short cruise up river. There is some new erosion upstreat of the day make a few very steep bans. We may take a longer cruise upstream o further check the bank conditions again.
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Updated: 12:30 PM GMT on May 16, 2008

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A Relatively Warm Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:26 PM GMT on May 14, 2008

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and a 30% chance of showers late this afternoon with the risk of a thunderstorm. The wind will be from the southwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this afternoon. A high of 20C(68F) is forecast.
Tonight wil bring cloudy periods as the 30% chance of showers early this evening continues. The overnight low will be 6C(43F).
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I'm off to the bi-annual setting of the safty bous at the portage diversion. In the spring we set a row of bouys across the mouth of the dam to keep boaters from going over the edge. It looks like a good day for this activity.
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Updated: 12:29 PM GMT on May 15, 2008

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A Bit of Rain Then Sunshine on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:27 PM GMT on May 13, 2008

Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of showers this morning then clearing late this morning. A high of 13C(55F).
Tonight will have cloudy periods and an overnight low of 4C(39F).
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Abby got to do the bunny chase last night. She flushed a bunny by railway tracks and chased it across both the CPR and CNR mainlines before giving up the chase. She always comes back from a bunny chase with a wagging tail.
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Updated: 12:25 PM GMT on May 14, 2008

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Rain on the Queen's Birthday

By: plapman, 12:25 PM GMT on May 12, 2008

Today will bring periods of rain amounting to 5 to 10 mm(0.2 to 0.4 in). The wind will be southeast at 30 km/h (19 mph) this morning. The temperature will remain steady near 8C(46F).
Tonight will be cloudy with 60% chance of showers as the 20 km/h (12 mph) southeasterly wind becomes light this evening. The overnight low will remain staedy near 4C(39F).
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It's the Queen of the Prairie's birthday today. When I met her 40 + years ago she never told me she was going to get as old as she is. I think I should visit her mother and get some warranty work done.
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Updated: 12:26 PM GMT on May 13, 2008

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The Prairie Is In For Some Needed Rain

By: plapman, 1:06 PM GMT on May 11, 2008

Today will be sunny with a high of 15C(59F).
Tonight there will be increasing cloudiness with rain beginning near midnight. The wind will become southeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) near midnight with an overnight low of 6C(43F) forecast.
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The Queen of the Prairie has a slow cooker full of ribs going. She makes some of the best ribs I've tasted. It will be an enjoyable meal for Mother's Day
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Updated: 12:25 PM GMT on May 12, 2008

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A Sunny day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:53 PM GMT on May 10, 2008

Today will bring a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 10C(50F).
Tonight will be clear with an overnight low of -1C(30F).
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I went to head office yesterday. The farmers are getting onto the fields and seeding.
I gave the boss and indication that September will be my last month of work. He say's he's going to send someone out to shadow me so life will go on for the department.
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Updated: 1:04 PM GMT on May 11, 2008

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Another Cool Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:18 PM GMT on May 09, 2008

Today will be sunny with increasing cloudiness this afternoon. A high of 9C(48F) is forecast.
Tonight will start cloudy then clearing near midnight. An overnight low of -4C(24F) is expected.
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Me and Abby took a different route again yesterday. We walk through town. It seems there are many new scents there as she had her nose on every wall and sign along the way.
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Updated: 1:53 PM GMT on May 10, 2008

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Thursday May 8 2008

By: plapman, 12:20 PM GMT on May 08, 2008

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and a high of 13C(55F).
Tonight will bring increasing cloudiness early this evening and a north wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) that will be becoming light this evening. An overnight low of 0C(32F) is forecast.
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Updated: 12:18 PM GMT on May 09, 2008

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Abby the Social Butterfly

By: plapman, 12:30 PM GMT on May 07, 2008

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods and a 30% chance of showers early this morning. The wind will become northerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) early this afternoon.A high of 11C(52F) id forecast.
Tonight will be clear as the wind becomes light this evening. An overnight low of -3C(26F) is expected.
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Abby's becoming a social butterfly. She met up with Pauncho on our walk, then had a visit with Fox next door while I was prepareing dinner for the Queen of the Prairie. After dinner she had a short visit with Bella, the black lab pup, across the street. She was played out after all the chase games they played.
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Updated: 12:20 PM GMT on May 08, 2008

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The Ice Covered Lake is Still Cooling the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:28 PM GMT on May 06, 2008

Today will bring clearing early this morning with a high of 17C(63F) except 12C(54F) near the lake.
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of 2C(36F).
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The middle daughter brought her Bull Mastiff for a visit yesterday. What a biig dog she's going to be. Abby can almost walk under her now and she's less than a year. When she starts to fill out there's going to be quite a dog there. Her and Abby got along great once they got the sniffing out of the way.
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Updated: 12:29 PM GMT on May 07, 2008

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Spring on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:27 PM GMT on May 05, 2008

Today will be sunny with a high of 17C(63F).
Tonight will bring increasing cloudiness this evening and an overnight low of 4C(39F).
We had some snow yesterday. It was really coming dow hard. Just like the movies , big flakes slowing drifting down. It snowed hard enough to cover the ground but within an hour it was all gone. Abby took advantage of the moisture to come home with dirty feet from our walk.
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Updated: 12:28 PM GMT on May 06, 2008

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Flurries in the Forecast for the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:13 PM GMT on May 04, 2008

Today will bring a few flurries ending near noon then clearing. The wind will become northerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) late this afternoon. A high of 6C(43F) is expected.
Tonight will be clear with the northerly wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this evening. An overnight low of -5C(23F) is forecast.
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Me and Abby took a different route yesterday. We walked to the lake and around the walking path for a ways. She was really interested in the ducks and geese but never ventured near the water.
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Updated: 12:27 PM GMT on May 05, 2008

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A Cooler Than Expected Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 4:49 PM GMT on May 03, 2008

Today will be sunny with cloudy periods with the wind becoming north at 20 km/h (12 mph) early this afternoon. A high of 9C(48F) except 5C(41F) along the Lakeshore is expected.
Tonight will bring cloudy periods and increasing cloudiness overnight. The north wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) wil become light this evening. An overnight low of -2C(28F) is expected.
Just yestreday they were saying the high was to be 17. It's a conspiricy by the weather people to keep Manitobans from moving to warmer climes.
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I'm late getting on the blog this morning. My CPU fan packed it in last night and I had to find a new one. Now its installed things are working fine again.
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Updated: 1:13 PM GMT on May 04, 2008

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A Cool Day On the Prairie Due to Ice on Lake manitoba

By: plapman, 12:21 PM GMT on May 02, 2008

Today will be sunny with the wind becoming northerly at 30 km/h (19 mph) early this afternoon. A high of 10C(50F) except 5C(41F) along the Lakeshore is expected.
Tonight will remain clear as the wind becomes light overnight. An overnight low of -3C(26F) is forecast.
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Abby met her friend Pauncho on our walk last night. She sure teases that old dog. She crouches in front of him and springs up and runs. The poor old guy doesn't have a chance of catching her.
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Updated: 4:47 PM GMT on May 03, 2008

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May 1 A Spring Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 12:40 PM GMT on May 01, 2008

Today will see clearing early this morning as the wind becomes northeast at 30 km/h (19 mph) early this afternoon. A high of 13C(55F) is expected.
Tonight will remain clear with the northeast wind becoming light this evening. An overnight low of -4C(24F) is forecast.
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Updated: 12:21 PM GMT on May 02, 2008

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