Winnipeg endures second wettest September on record, parts of Manitoba start October with snow

With more rain days than dry ones, Winnipeg endured the second wettest September on record (since 1872).Rainfall totals in September 2019 totaled 153.1 mm, just shy of the 156.2 mm registered in 1872.

Rainfall through Sept 2019.

Rainfall through Sept 2019.Global News

Winnipeg\’s Wettest Septembers.

Winnipeg\’s Wettest Septembers.While Winnipeg’s records go back the furthest, around many communities in southern Manitoba there was even more rain throughout the month. Some CoCoRaHS sites registered mover 250 mm through the month.An exceptionally wet September over southern MB. These are rainfall totals from @CoCoRaHS_MB sites over the past 30 days. 200-250+ mm (8-10″) over southern RRV, SE MB and parts of Westman. Big soil moisture recharge for next year..— Rob’s Obs (@robsobs) October 1, 2019
September’s rainfall was a significant change from what the area had been seeing in the previous months. September’s rain nearly equalled the total precipitation accumulated through June, July and August.

Winnipeg\’s monthly rainfall from June through September 2019.

Winnipeg\’s monthly rainfall from June through September 2019.Global NewsMeanwhile, October got off to a colder start with parts of Southern Manitoba receiving …. snow. (We’re sorry to unload that four-letter word on you.)Here are some photos from readers:MINNEDOSA_1Snow near Minnedosa, courtesy the Manitoba Government traffic cam.Province of ManitobaRiding Mountain – GaryRiding Mountain also saw a sprinkling.Gary O/TwitterSouth of Newdale – Jeremy WollmanFarmers are facing wet fields… and now white fields. Snow south of Newdale.Jeremy Wollman/SubmittedVirden – Laura ColeVirden was hit by a dusting of snow Tuesday.Laura Cole
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