Manitoba

Wet Winnipeg wades through rainiest September in 150 years

As of 2 p.m. Sept. 30, Winnipeg had 18 days of rain that combined for a total of 150.8 mm of rainfall — more than three times the typical September rainfall.

Winnipeg had 18 days of rain, seeing 150.8 mm in total of rainfall

September 2019 was the 2nd wettest September for Winnipeg since record-keeping began in 1872. (Darren Bernhardt/CBC)

This September was the second wettest in Winnipeg in almost 150 years.

As of 2 p.m. Sept. 30, Winnipeg had 18 days of rain that combined for a total of 150.8 millimetres of rainfall — more than three times the typical amount of rainfall for the month.

CBC meteorologist John Sauder said that's going to negatively affect farmers in the region who couldn't harvest crops.

The amount of rain could also contribute significantly to spring flooding, he said, but noted there are many variables, such as the winter precipitation, that will ultimately factor into that so it is too early to say for certain.

September 1872 still holds the record for rainfall with 156.2 mm.

 

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