While July was one of the rainiest months Edmonton has seen in years, Edmontonians who homes were flooded repeatedly won't likely know just how rainy.
Official records show Edmonton saw about 50 per cent more rain than normal this month, but the monitor recording precipitation in the city is located in central Edmonton, far from where the larger storm cells hit.
"Single storm cells that cover a small portion of a city can drop a lot of rain or hail while other areas may see nothing," said said CBC meterologist Cory Edel.
July is traditionally the wettest month of the year with an average rainfall of 91.7 millimetres.
This year July, Environment Canada recorded 135 millimetres with 54.5 millimetres falling on July 15th at its downtown monitor.
Many parts of the city, however, saw far more.
"These rainfall amounts I would say are on the low end," said Edel. "Some people who have been monitoring at their homes have been giving numbers close to 200-250 millimetres, especially on the west, south west and south parts of the city."
Stony Plain, 30 minutes west of the city received twice the normal rainfall.
On average the community sees 106.2 millimetres but this year recorded 207.7 millimetres officially with 95.1 millimetres falling on July 15th.