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Rain of almost 20 millimetres over Chilliwack saw drought interrupted

‘It was our wettest day’ recorded in Chilliwack since April downpour, says volunteer weather observer

When the skies over Chilliwack finally opened up Monday morning to release almost 20 millimetres of rain, it was a welcome respite from more than a month of drought.

A total of 19.8 mm of rain fell throughout the day, up to 9:30 p.m. on Monday (July 24), according to Roger Pannett, Chilliwack’s volunteer weather observer and storm chaser.

“It was our wettest day since the 27.1 mm on April 9,” Pannett reported. “It’s so good for the trees, plants and us all after the 31-day drought!”

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Jennifer Feinberg

About the Author: Jennifer Feinberg

I have been a Chilliwack Progress reporter for 20+ years, covering the arts, city hall, as well as Indigenous, and climate change stories.
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