Environment Canada Recants “Wettest Summer Ever” Reports

It looks like Environment Canada made a slight hiccup.

Last Wednesday, it was reported that in June in July – there were over 360 millimetres of rain – which would have put us 15mm shy of the ‘rainiest’ summer in Fort McMurray history.

Meteorologist Blaine Lowry tells Mix News an erroneous error lead them to miscalculate the amount of rain they actually had in July.

“The amount of rain we received in July was actually around 82.6 millimetres, so, that still puts us at a good roughly 90-95 millimetres off the record.”

Lowry adds this doesn’t mean the record is unattainable.

He says while the calculations were off, ‘wettest summer’ in Fort McMurray history is still within reach.

“So far this month, we’ve already seen 19 millimetres. So, you can basically make that about 70-odd millimetres to go. With a couple of thunderstorms rolling over – it’s definitely possible but there’s still quite a way to go.”

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