It's been a wet week over southern MB with 3 major rain events since last Friday. An average of 100 mm of rain has fallen in Winnipeg over the past 6 days according to city rain gauges, ranging from 80 mm over southwest areas of the city to 115 mm over northeast sections. Here at my site in Charleswood, I've picked up 90 mm since Friday, with 80-85 mm at the Winnipeg airport, and 85 mm at the Forks. This has quickly alleviated any concerns about dry soil conditions across the Red River valley and across Southern MB.. with standing water now appearing in ditches and low lying areas. Amazing how quickly things can change in Southern MB!
The good news is that it looks like drier and warmer weather will be on tap next week, with no major weather systems moving through the Dakotas (a common source for heavy rain in early summer) Hopefully this signals the change to a much needed warm weather pattern over southern MB, which has seen a below normal temperature pattern since April 21st (past 7-8 weeks)