I always say “all’s fair in love and war and Saskatchewan weather” because it is so unpredictable.
Just remember that rain is the foundation of all life and there could come a day when we are begging for moisture (just trying to find a positive spin on this). Estevan has declared a state of emergency as they clean up from flash flooding after they received approximately 135 mm of rain or just over 5 inches. That’s a lot of rain but it’s not the most that Saskatchewan has seen. That record belongs to the Buffalo Gap region.
Canada’s wettest hour was 250 mm between 4:30 and 5:30 pm during that 1961 storm at Buffalo Gap. That record was not official as it was recorded by locals and not Environment Canada. Wilmar, Sk, had a 179 mm back in 1984. Over 7 inches of rain.
Rainfall Extremes: Table
|Alberta||213 mm||Eckville South||June 1970|
|British Columbia||489 mm||Ucluelet||October 1967|
|Manitoba||217 mm||Riding Mountain Park||September 1975|
|New Brunswick||179 mm||Alma||April 1962|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||173 mm||St. John’s||August 1876|
|Northwest Territories||91 mm||Ennadai Lake||September 1972|
|Nova Scotia||239 mm||Halifax||September 1942|
|Ontario||264 mm||Harrow||July 1989|
|Prince Edward Island||164 mm||Charlottetown||September 1942|
|Québec||172 mm||Barrage des Quinze||August 1932|
|Saskatchewan||179 mm||Willmar||July 1984|
|Yukon||91 mm||Quiet Lake||July 1972|