Water runs down Stanley Street following a storm on September 21 that helped make last month the third wettest since 1966.

West Kootenay soaked in September

Last month was the wettest September in West Kootenay since 2004 and the third wettest since local record keeping began in 1966.

Last month was the wettest September in West Kootenay since 2004 and the third wettest since local record keeping began in 1966.

According a monthly roundup from Southeast Fire Centre weather specialist Ron Lakeman, the Castlegar airport was deluged with 91.4 millimetres of rain last month and the 21.4 millimetres that fell when a “vigorous frontal system” passed through on the 28th set a new record for that date.

But the month didn’t start off so damp.

“Other than a system that produced a few showers, thundershowers and relatively cool temperatures during the 6th and 7th, summer continued through the initial half of September with high pressure providing many sunny and very warm days,” Lakeman wrote.

The warmest temperature of the month was 32.3 degrees on the afternoon of the 2nd. Records for warmest average temperatures were set on the 13th and 14th.

But the second half of the month was far more typical of autumn as numerous Pacific disturbances produced frequent rain and much cooler temperatures, Lakeman said. More than 80 per cent of September’s total rain fell during the final 15 days and only three days were dry.

The all-time high of 123 millimetres of rain was set in 1997 while the record low of 1.6 millimeters occurred in 1990.

Just Posted

Maglio Building Centre sold to RONA

The stores in Nelson and Trail will remain open

Nelson singing teacher leads Bigby Place in song

“It was a lovely afternoon with them,” says Kathleen Neudorf

NELSON BUSINESS BUZZ: Baby, you’ve come a long way

Judy Banfield has sold Mountain Baby, and other business news from Bob Hall

The Hillties throwing launch party for new single

The Nelson band will debut “Moving On” on March 2

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Sledder dies near Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue was tasked by the RCMP to respond to a sledder in medical distress

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

No treatment for highly infectious measles, says doctor

10 cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver as of Friday

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Most Read