So here’s the way it is

In the town where I live, we nor­mal­ly get about 70mm (almost 3″) of rain in the month of June. This June, accord­ing to Envi­ron­ment Cana­da, we got 280mm (about 11″), no lie. So the ground’s already freakin’ sat­u­rat­ed.

Last night, in a lit­tle more than two hours, we got (you sit­ting down?) anoth­er 71.2mm. So in, say, 150 min­utes, we got thir­ty days’ worth of pre­cip­i­ta­tion. Flood city. Appar­ent­ly there were cars in the Wal*Mart lot that were win­dows-deep in water at one point. Peo­ple kayak­ing down 34th Street. Seri­ous­ly.

So it’s lit­tle sur­prise that I have water in my base­ment again.

At least my street has a fair­ly notice­able slope, so there wasn’t any kind of accu­mu­la­tion try­ing to sweep my car away. But still.

Pic­tures tomor­row. Hon­est.

(Bored? Sor­ry. I’m a Cana­di­an. That means I talk about the weath­er. Inces­sant­ly. Eh.)

2 thoughts on “So here’s the way it is

  1. Hey, man, look at you! You’re blog­ging every freak­ing day.

    I was tempt­ed this week­end to blog about our unsea­son­ably hot weath­er (high 70s — ouch!) and now I’m glad I didn’t. Don’t you love glob­al warm­ing?

    So come on over and par­tic­i­pate in my con­test, why dontcha?

  2. hmmm…

    We’ve had tem­per­a­tures of 2835°C, which works out to “freakin’ hot*” on the Fahren­heit scale. The humidex (kind of like the wind-chill fac­tor, but for sum­mer) has been some­where around 40** for a week or so.

    Ouch indeed.

    *90s-ish.
    ** 100-ish.

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