News and views on weather in Winnipeg and Southern Manitoba
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Thunderstorms with torrential rain hit Winnipeg
A line of intense thunderstorms moved through Winnipeg Thursday morning between 9 and 10 am bringing torrential rain and pea size hail. At my site in Charleswood, my weather station recorded 48 mm of rain in about 45 minutes.. with a peak rainfall rate of 457 mm/hr at 9:41 am.. the heaviest rainfall intensity my station has recorded since it was set up in 2001. The extreme rainfall led to many problems in the city including flooded underpasses, downed power lines and water damage to the Victoria General hospital.