Forecast calls for more rain

Three words continue to dominate what’s in the local area news headlines, wet, cold weather.

Environment Canada meteorologist, Matt MacDonald.

Moving forward with the latest forecast specifics for this week, the Weather Network is calling for another four or five millimetres today, but then 25 to 35 on the final day of the month tomorrow, and then, 15 to 20 more than that on Thursday.  Making the top end estimate on the first day of September nearly equal half of the monthly average of 44.7 millimetres.

The Environment Canada local airport station post for yesterday was 6.6 millimetres, and that raised the month-to-date total through Monday to unofficially 89.6, nearly 40 millimetres more than the August norm of 51.2.

For those who missed the earlier reports, more than half that total was recorded on Saturday at 48.6, which is the new August 27th record, but just barely, breaking the 50 year old record by only one-tenth of a millimetre.

Add the small amounts received on Friday and Sunday and the three day post at the airport station was 50 millimetres, but we also learned in talking with Matt, that wasn’t even close to what was received on those three days at least two stations, in the southwest corner of the region

Finally, as wet as it is, even if the aforementioned top end Weather Network projection for today and tomorrow of 40 millimetres is accurate, it would still leave the airport station monthly total, more than 25 millimetres shy of the August record, which we note again was set in 1976, at 157 millimetres.

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