Harvest dampening rainfall soaks Southern Saskatchewan fields

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Cypress Hills Park soaked with 7.82 centimetres of weekend rain

Preliminary rainfall totals from the weekend show staggering rainfall totals across Southern Saskatchewan, with Cypress Hills Park the wettest spot in the province with 7.82 centimetres of rain.

Val Marie had the distinction of being the second soggiest Saskatchewan location, with 6.61 centimetres of precipitation falling over the weekend. Carnduff recorded 6.48 centimetres of rainfall on Saturday alone when high volumes of rain hit that portion of the province.

Swift Current escaped the heavy rainfall amounts early in the weekend, but non stop rain on Sunday resulted in just over five centimetres of rain during the weekend.

Environment Canada noted that the rains became embedded in the province after a Colorado low pushed a swath of rain into Southern Saskatchewan on Saturday. This area of precipitation then continued through Sunday, delivering an additional two to three centimetres of rain in some areas.

Weekend rainfall totals from Environment Canada (which will be updated on Monday) are:

Location                       total rainfall (millimetres)

Cypress Hills Park             78.2

Val Marie                      66.1

Near Carnduff                  64.8 (Saturday only)

Indian Head                    64.6

Rockglen                       59.0

Estevan                        54.3

Regina university              53.4

Manor                          53.3 (Saturday only)

Swift Current                  50.4

Moose Jaw                      46.1

Coronach                       45.5

Bratts lake                    44.5

Assiniboia                     40.2

Eastend Cypress                38.9

Yorkton                        37.6

Mankota                        37.0

Weyburn                        36.7

Broadview                      33.4

Neighbouring Manitoba was also soaked by the same weather system, with the worst hit areas still drying out from flooding which impacted the Southeast back in July. Reston recorded 7.48 centimetres of rainfall, followed closely by Pierson (6.52 centimetres) and Virden (6.43 centimetres).

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Southern Saskatchewan, Cypress Hills Park, Val Marie Saskatchewan Swift Current Colorado Manitoba

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