Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Heavy rain swamps Winnipeg.. again..
For the second time in five days, thunderstorms brought heavy rainfall to
, with particularly heavy amounts over the west end. The heavy rain swamped drainage systems, and led to extensive street flooding and waterlogged properties in west Winnipeg . Last evening, heavy downpours began around 6:15 pm in Charleswood, and continued through 8 pm. At my site, I recorded 42 mm during the evening downpour (peak rainfall intensity 155 mm/hr) , on top of the 20 mm that fell with showers earlier in the day, for a daily rainfall of over 60 mm. Winnipeg (see photo here of Buckle Drive in Charleswood) airport recorded 45 mm yesterday, with 26 mm falling during the evening downpour. This comes on the heels of a heavy downpour last Thursday that dumped over 50 mm at my site (35 mm at the airport) Scattered showers will persist today across southern MB, but amounts will be light. Thankfully, a trend to drier and warmer weather is forecast over southern MB by the end of the weekend into next week. Winnipeg
Posted by rob at 6:32 AM