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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:35 PM
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Pearson International Airport (Toronto) On Track For Wettest Summer Ever After Brutal 07 Drought
Mass amounts of rain in the GTA this summer are pouring into the record books, making this the wettest summer ever recorded at Pearson International Airport.

David Phillips, a senior climatologist for Environment Canada, says we have had the wettest summer to date, with 240.4 millimetres of rain falling in the months of June and July, well above the average of 148 millimetres for that same period.

Phillips said we're well on our way to breaking a 28-year-old record in which 271.5 millimetres fell between June 1 and July 31, 1980, mostly during the last week of July. "If it turns out to be dry from now until the end of July, then no cigar again but ... we still could get rain today. We have rain in the forecast Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday," he said.

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Phillips says the volume of rain the GTA has seen this summer is interesting given how last year was one of the driest summers on record. We had a total of 88 mm of rain all summer last year. It's only July and Phillips says we've had almost three times that amount, which is great for gardeners. "The city looks so green. It's lush. Trees aren't suffering. Gardens are prospering," Phillips said. "Last year it looked ugly. Walking on grass was like walking on Rice Crispies."

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http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/465405
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Doctor Cynic Donating Member (965 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:02 PM
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1. It's been pouring here so far.
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