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Monday brought more rain than the previous four weeks combined

Posted by Adam in Local Weather, Tue, 10:11 AM

It’s been a dry summer in Brandon to say the least, a fact that could be confirmed by observing pretty much any lawn or public green space that had not been on the receiving end of a periodic supplementary watering. 

Though I imagine there will be many that would have preferred even more, the official tally from Monday’s rain event via Environment Canada was 16.3mm. That followed a normally-nothing-to-write-home-about 2.1mm on Saturday. Prior to that the city had been in a 22 day stretch where it had seen a measly 0.7mm of precipitation (i.e. basically none). In total just 8.5mm total had fallen in the four weeks prior to yesterday. 

The 16.3mm brings Brandon’s net total for the summer to 106mm, slightly more than the 102.2mm that had been seen up to the same point in 2018. 

Today’s forecast calls for periods of rain to end in the morning. The next possibility of moisture in forecast comes on Thursday, with Environment Canada calling for there to be a 30% chance of showers before Friday’s chance of 60% during the day and into the night. 

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