All indications are that July is going into the Environment Canada record books as the fifth month out of the first seven in 2010, with a below normal precipitation total.
Only 1 millimeter of rain yesterday left the month-to-date total at 29.7, or about 35 percent of the July average of 83.2.
If, the-nothing-but-sunshine forecast for the next seven days is accurate, then there will only be two days left to get the 53 and half millimeters needed, to match the norm.
However, that is certainly not out of the question.
We’ve had at least some precipitation this month, on 14, of the first 22 days, compared to only 12 days, for the same period last year.
However, last year by this time we had recorded 53 millimeters of rain…largely because on two of those days, the 6th and 7th, we recorded 35 millimeters.
Also on "this day" in 2005, we had 44.4 millimeters…and the one day July record, established on the 9th in 1972, is 60.2 millimeters.