Two-day rainfall wasn’t a record breaker for Red Deer

Last week’s two-day rainfall in Red Deer wasn’t a record breaker, but it was the most rain the city has received so far this year.

Marianna Greenhouth, meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, said Thursday and Friday brought a so-called rainfall event to some parts of Alberta, going into Saskatchewan.

On Thursday, Red Deer received 30 millimetres of rain, confirmed Greenhouth.

In 1936, on the same day, the city received 44.7 millimetres of rain, Greenhouth said.

Another five to 10 millimetres of rain followed Friday in the city.

A system from the U.S. moved into southern Alberta and settled over the Alberta-Saskatchewan booundary, bringing precipitation.

“And it didn’t move very fast, so we had a lot of rain,” Greenhouth said.

She explained springtime is when the region receives plenty of rainfall, but exactly when, varies each year.

Red Deerians can look forward to a sunny week, Greenhouth said, adding a few showers are expected, but nothing like last week.

There’s a 30 per cent chance of showers Monday evening and after midnight, clearing before Tuesday morning, Environment Canada’s website states.

Tuesday morning will bring clouds and showers beginning late in the morning and ending in the afternoon in Red Deer. There is also a risk of a thunderstorm late in the morning and early afternoon Tuesday.

Expect a sunny Wednesday and a mix of sun and cloud Thursday, followed by a cloudy Friday, according to Environment Canada.



mamta.lulla@reddeeradvocate.com

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