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Brandon sets single day all-time rainfall record

Posted by Adam in Local Weather, 6/29, 6:29 AM

The numbers are in on Brandon’s Sunday evening deluging and as it turns out no single day on record in the city’s meteorological history saw more rain than June 28, 2020 . 

Early Monday morning Environment and Climate Change Canada's Brandon weather page reported that the city was on the receiving end of a whopping 155.5mm (6.12 inches) of rain on the day. Based on data from weather firm WeatherLogics that bested the previous record of 141.0mm set all the way back on June 1, 1902.

Later in the day ECCC's Manitoba Twitter account released a Brandon rainfall reported total of 152.3mm, besting what was referred to as a record of 102.9mm set on June 2, 1953. Based on one estimate method some areas of the storm may have possibly received more than 200mm:

The deluge resulted in countless scenes like that represented in the 360 degree panorama below of the busy 18th Street and Park Avenue intersection:

Despite being essentially an Island after last night’s rain, DQ’s seasonal 18th and Park location seen in the panorama above was back open and no worse for the wear by 3pm Monday.

Additional photos of the aftermath of the storm can be seen in this post from yesterday.

Sunday had been the continuation of a heat wave in the area, with local temperatures exceeding 30 degrees and the humidex temperature value flirting with 40 degrees. 

The present heat wave is expected to continue into Monday with Brandon remaining under a Heat Warning. A high of 32 degrees and a muggy 40 degree humidex value are forecast on the day. According to ECCC’s most recent forecast There is a 30% chance of showers in the morning with the risk of a thunderstorm, followed by a 60% chance of showers with further thunderstorm risk late night and overnight Monday into Tuesday. 

Updated: June 29, 5:40pm. Updated with DQ re-opening.
Updated: June 29, 5:52pm. Updated with ECCC Manitoba totals, estimates


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