We’re now into the ninth day of August and we’ve already exceeded our usual rainfall totals for the month.
As of Sunday, 59.4 mms of rain had fallen on the city. Typically, we get about 57 mms. Add in what we received during yesterday’s deluge, and we’re also exceeding our annual precipitation average, thanks in large part to a very wet July.
In what’s become a regular occurrence this summer, underpasses in the downtown area looked more like swimming pools while some city streets–including many in the Bonnybrook and Ogden areas–were submerged in flash flooding after a severe storm which rolled through parts of the city yesterday backing up storm drains.
Even though it has been a very rainy year in Calgary with 401.8 mm of rain so far, it seems unlikely the city will break the annual rainfall record. Environment Canada statistics show the greatest annual rainfall on record was 734.1 mm back in 1902.
(with files from Global News)