The June monsoon continues, I hope the end is near.
A crazy wet day today for a lot of southern Alberta, freezing temps above and more heat this morning than expected really lit things off this afternoon, plugging the RADARs up with streams of red storms dropping lots of lightning, hail and torrential rain. Unorganized chaos. Flooding in Calgary, flooding in Drumheller, 5 hours of flight stopping red alert lightning conditions at the Calgary Airport. We had some interesting spinny bits fly past here this afternoon and picked up 12mm of rain we didn’t need. Looking at the RADAR calculated accumulated precip, some spots could have gotten 100mm (4 inches) or more? Hoping to see some numbers tomorrow.
Storm nuts certainly prefer a juicy June, but when it gets so wet the crops start to drown, that is counter productive on many levels. New duck ponds abound in the fields, getting bigger as you go further southwest. There are more ducks in the fields than there are on the rivers it seems.
Tomorrow it gets silly, for the immediate area anyway. The models have been suggesting an all nighter tomorrow night, unloading up to 80(!)mm or 3 inches between here and Calgary somewhere. That would put us over the top, the water table is high and that is going to cause problems. I have my fingers crossed that it evaporates, but tonight all the models are drawing the same conclusion, big rain real close. Temperatures cool off even more upstairs so it could be a loud night too.