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Today's Weather
#16
These April Showers are really persistent
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#17
Hopefully flooding doesn't get out of hand!
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#18
It seems like the Nith floods almost every year in New Hamburg. I assume it is a possibility again this time around.
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#19
(05-04-2017, 08:38 AM)timc Wrote: It seems like the Nith floods almost every year in New Hamburg. I assume it is a possibility again this time around.

The Nith runs behind our place, separated by a large farmers' field.  I don't expect the Nith to flood (near Perry's Corners) but the farms are so saturated that it could become a temporary lake and meld with the river.  That would be the worst case scenario.   I don't expect that to happen but I'll post pictures if it's newsy.
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#20
I don’t think you are exaggerating when you say almost every year- but that’s what rivers used to do before we put them under as much management as we now do. The area just above New Hamburg is a floor plain for the Nith- it does seem likely it would flood this year, given the unusual amount of rain.
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#21
Environment Canada hasn't adjusted their forecast yet, but the latest weather model runs seem to indicate we will receive more than 100mm of rain through Sunday.

Anyone have an ark I can borrow?
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#22
Go for the high ground! We are on the 5th floor so I figure we should be all right. Wink
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#23
100mm in three or four days is probably not that serious (though it is like a month's worth...). We got almost that much the other week in about a day.

Then again, we got that much the other week, and it rained Monday and Tuesday. Water levels are high, so maybe we will see some flooding.
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#24
That seems to be the main concern. The ground is saturated, so almost all of this rain is going to be run-off.
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#25
The Nith River south of our house. 

   
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#26
This weather sucks so much.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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#27
That flooding is wild. The drainage canals, er, creeks as Kitchener likes to call them, are flowing as fast and full as I can remember.
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#28
96mm this week.

An average month gets about 85mm.


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">That was a lot of rain last week.<br>An average month gets about 85mm.<a href="https://twitter.com/RegionWaterloo">@RegionWaterloo</a> got 96mm.<br>Data from <a href="https://t.co/wfSs7c3PAr">https://t.co/wfSs7c3PAr</a> <a href="https://t.co/figpvwIgmL">pic.twitter.com/figpvwIgmL</a></p>&mdash; Mark Jackson-Brown (@Markster3000) <a href="https://twitter.com/Markster3000/status/861240062222184448">May 7, 2017</a></blockquote>
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#29
Hopefully that means the rest of the year will offer us a reprieve from the rain.
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#30
(05-07-2017, 05:32 AM)jamincan Wrote: Hopefully that means the rest of the year will offer us a reprieve from the rain.

Hopefully not as much as last summer where we got minimal rain between June and August... rain is good sometimes.
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