Gloomy October featured frequent precipitation

By James Peters
November 2, 2016 - 3:13pm

KAMLOOPS — Environment Canada says precipitation totals for October were way outside of the normal for Kamloops.

The city received 42.4 millimetres of rain last month.

That's more than twice the 19.4 millimetre average, making last month the sixth-wettest October on record.

Meteorologist Ross MacDonald says that rain was spread out through much of the month.

"We did have one day when we got nearly half of what we got total in October. Certainly that helped the totals, but generally we have seen more rainy days than not," explained McDonald.

The wet October follows a wetter than normal September.

MacDonald says Kamloops received about 40 millimetres of rain in September, about 50 per cent more than normal.

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