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Derecho
07-28-2011, 09:37 PM
I'm not too sure how other areas are faring with this "drought", but the year in Waterloo Region started out as the 2nd wettest on record. The lush greenery has been replaced by dying trees and crispy yellow lawns.
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July one of driest on record

WATERLOO REGION — You just need to look at the dust bowl that used to be
your lawn to guess this is probably the driest month we’ve had in a long time.

But did you know you’d have to go back almost a hundred years to find a drier
July?

That’s right — back in the summer of 1916, local lawns were even more
parched. Only 1.8 millimetres of rain fell that July, which is downright
drought-like compared to the 8 mm we’d had this month by Thursday
afternoon.

Consider that July is normally the wettest month of the year in Waterloo
Region, with an average of about 92 mm of rain.

Full article: http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/570525--july-one-of-driest-on-record

davefootball123
07-28-2011, 10:21 PM
Since the almost 2 inches of rain last Saturday nigh/Sunday morning and this mornings rain we arent to bad. Still been quite a dry month up until now.

DarkSky
07-29-2011, 12:35 AM
We had a bit of rain today, but before that, aside from a 10min sprinkling during a week overnight thunderstorm, there haven't been clouds in the sky for about 3 weeks. Grass all over the city is yellow and dried up.

Derecho
07-29-2011, 03:16 AM
Just picked up 5.5mm from the storm that just moved through. About the equivalent of misting the ground with a spray bottle. :whistling:

There will probably be more rain overnight -- so will have to wait to see how this pans out. It's looking like SWON is going to have flash flooding.


EDIT: Oh goodie! 13.5mm of rain fell overnight. That knocked us to the third driest July on record I do believe.