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Daily Rainfall Record Broken In Williams Lake

There were two records broken yesterday (May 23) for rainfall in a twenty-four period in the Cariboo.

Environment Canada meteorologist Armel Castellan said Williams Lake received the most in the region.

“They received 19.9 millimetres fall. This is in a 24-hour period so we’re not talking about Monday or Sunday, we’re just talking about Tuesday. The previous record for May 23 was 14.0 back in 2014.”

Castellan said the other record broken was in the Chilcotin at Puntzi Mountain where 7.4 millimetres fell surpassing the 7.2 record back in 2013.

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Quesnel had 13.3 millimetres of precipitation yesterday and the record is 21.6 back in 1964.

However, Castellan noted that makes Tuesday’s accumulation the second highest daily rainfall on record for that City.

Castellan also went over the May records for daily precipitation in the Cariboo.

“In Williams Lake it was 27.2 back in 2011. For Quesnel the daily record is 36.8 millimetres from 1981 for any day in May. 100 Mile House has a fairly impressive record 1985 May 24 record at 43.2 millimetres.”

Castellan said May, June are the rainiest months of the year for the Cariboo and most of the BC Interior so this is when we expect to see these cold upper lows come in and sometimes stick around for a few days just like we saw since the weekend.

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