Calgary exceeds average rainfall halfway through July
Only five days without rain, so far
July isn't even over and Calgary has already exceeded what it normally gets for rainfall for the entire month.
As of July 18, Calgary had recorded 118.9 mm of precipitation.
The average is about 65 mm, said Dan Kulak with Environment Canada.
"So, closing in on double the normal rainfall for the month, with almost half of the month still remaining," he said.
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"[That's] over a quarter of what Calgary normally gets for precipitation for the entire year, rain and snow combined," the Edmonton-based meteorologist told CBC News on Monday.
The first half of the month is also proving to be wetter than all of July 2015, which had a total rainfall of 56 mm.
Only 5 dry days
On average, Calgary gets 13 days of rain in July.
But it's already had 12 days of soggy weather and only five days without rain.
While Kulak says "it's certainly wet," it's not a record-setting month for rainfall — at least not yet.
"We've actually had some very high rainfalls in the Calgary area. A one-day record for July is 95 mm back on July 15 of 1927, so we haven't had anything like that so far this year."
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