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
Regina university 53.4
Manor 53.3 (Saturday only)
Swift Current 50.4
Moose Jaw 46.1
Bratts lake 44.5
Eastend Cypress 38.9
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).