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Rainfall numbers in parts of Manitoba may surprise you

Posted by on 24/02/2019

WINNIPEG —; The system that has brought us rain, clouds and dreary weather this week is almost over.

Another five millimetres was expected for Winnipeg on Wednesday and the gusty winds out the north made the day that much more miserable.

Wednesday has also been the coldest day of the month so far. It’s well below our seasonal high of 26 C. Winnipeg will likely stay put at 18 C for the remainder of the day.

So far this month we haven’t dipped below 22 C.

Rainfall numbers in July aren’t looking that great either. Not including the rain that fell Wednesday, we have already reached half of the monthly average for July, which is 79.5 mm.

Winnipeg sits at 39.0 mm so far, so let’s hope the second half of the month is dry. (Readings observed at Richardson International Airport).

Here are some rainfall totals from July over the past couple of years in Winnipeg: (Environment Canada)

2015: 64.6 mm2014: 25.4 mm2013: 77.9 mm2012: 23.6 mm2011: 9.6 mm2010: 69.0 mm

Meanwhile rain continues to damper many areas of the province.

Since June 1 there are many regions with totals well over 200 mm: (values courtesy of CoCoRAHS)

Letellier 316.2 mmPinawa 237.5 mmKillarney 227.1 mmEmerson 231.6 mmOak Lake 249.7 mmStuartburn 223.5 mm

The short term forecast does bring some better news.

Skies will begin to clear Thursday, but it won’t be until Friday where we will finally get a lot more sunshine.

Five day forecast looking improves for the weekend.

Source: Environment Canada

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