Rain shatters records, but doesn't completely solve water woes

By Jason White, 1310 News, July 26, 2018

Local conservation authorities had said this week's forecast rainfall amounts wouldn't be enough to completely end the early-stage drought.

Yesterday alone, some areas received more than a month's worth of rain in a single day, including the Central Experimental Farm, where 92.3 millimetres of rain was recorded. At the Ottawa airport, Wednesday's rainfall totalled 69.4 millimetres.

"A record rainfall for a second day -- the record was 41.1, set in 1969, for a July 25th," said Jill Taylor, 1310 NEWS meteorologist. "No matter how you add it up, a lot of rain for our area."


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