A couple of rainfall records were broken this month

Chilliwack broke rain records in July

Although this part of July is considered the driest time of year "statistically" in Chilliwack, we still broke a rainfall record or two.

The rain-soaked weather records continued this month.

Although this part of July is considered the driest time of year “statistically” in Chilliwack, we still broke a rainfall record or two.

Two records were broken, according to Roger Pannett of Chilliwack, a volunteer weather observer for Environment Canada.

One was July 20, when 11.7 mm of rain fell, edging out the previous record for the day, which was 10.9 mm set on July 20, 1941.

Then on July 23, it was another 13.1 mm of liquid sunshine, which smashed the previous record of 5.8 mm back on that day in 1912.

“At a 0.28 mm average (rainfall), July 23rd is statistically the driest day of the year,” said Pannett in his report.

It was also the coolest July 23 in a while, with a cool maximum temperature of 15.2 Celsius. The last time it got anywhere near that cold was in 1952 when the mercury dipped to 15 degrees.

With the wet stuff at 62.8 mm over eight days so far this month, it’s already the wettest July since the 66.2 mm total was recorded in 2000.

“Looking forward to the return of our warm, sunny summer days,” said Pannett in his signoff.

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

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