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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Summer Not As Rainy As We Thought

Huron County | by Fadi Didi  

Senior Climatologist says this summer started wet, but ended on par with last year.

It may seem like this summer was wetter than the last, but they were roughly the same.

Environment Canada Senior Climatologist David Phillips says the beginning of summer was especially wet, but ultimately tapered into normal precipitation levels.

In Huron County, June saw 192 millimetres of rainfall, compared to only 48 in 2016

Meantime, total rainfalls for June, July, and August were 272.6 millimetres, compared with last year's slightly lower 258 millimetres.

As for the dog days of summer, Phillips says there were far fewer this year.

He points to only four days above 30 degrees Celsius, while the summer of 2016 numbered over a dozen.

For the first two weeks of September, Phillips tells us temperatures will be much cooler, with daytime high temperatures to be in the mid-to-high teens for the Lake Huron shoreline.

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