How Much Rain Did We Get?

Saturday January 11th, 2020

Posted at 10:35pm

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Significant rainfall hit the Windsor area on Saturday.

A moisture laden low pressure area from Texas brought significant rainfall along with mild temperatures to Windsor and the rest of Southwestern Ontario.

Here is a look at how much rain the region received according to Environment Canada:

  • Windsor 49.9mm or 1.965 inches
  • Point Pelee 38.6mm or 1.52 inches
  • Harrow 35.8mm or 1.409 inches

Firefighters assist following a single vehicle crash on EC Row, Saturday

While Saturday was warm in Windsor, we did not set a new temperature record. London and other parts of Ontario did, however.

In London, Saturday, the city set a new high of 11.7 degrees Celsius breaking the old record of 11.1 degrees from 1975. Sarnia also broke a record with 11.8 degrees Celsius, up from 11.7 degrees in 2018.

Rainwater floods portions of Reaume Park

McDougall Street is flooded between Giles and Erie. Approximately 35mm of rain has fallen in the Windsor area since Friday evening with more rain on the way.

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Heavy rains also caused local rivers to swell.

Turkey Creek in South Windsor (after the Grand Marais Drain) was recorded at a peak high water level of 5.462 metres at 11:55am, Saturday, up 1.399 metres from 4.063 metres on Thursday.

Little River was recorded at a peak high water level of 2.984 metres at 6:45pm, Saturday, up 1.723 metres from 1.261 metres on Wednesday.

River Canard in Amherstburg was recorded at a peak high water level of 3.085 metres at 6:40pm, Saturday, up 1.467 metres from 1.618 metres on Thursday.

The Ruscom River in Lakeshore was recorded at a peak high water level of 6.647 metres at 5:05pm, Saturday, up 2.843 metres from 3.804 metres on Thursday.

Big Creek in Comber was recorded at a peak high water level of 7.521 metres at 6:30pm, Saturday, up 2.689 metres from 4.832 metres on Thursday.

More rain is expected overnight with rain changing over briefly to snow. Precipitation will end early Sunday morning. Brief freezing rain or freezing drizzle is possible overnight before the precipitation ends.

Portions of Wigle Park were flooded on Saturday

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