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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Little Or No Rain Into Early Next Week

Orillia | by Ian MacLennan  
This time last year, we wanted the rain to stop.

When it rains it pours.  

That was last summer.

So far this year,  raindrops, for the most part, have been hard to come by,  and that's reflective in the number of fire bans in cottage country.

Using Barrie as a gauge,  Environment Canada Meteorologist Peter Kimball says the city has seen 8 mm of rain in July and the month usually gets 77 mm.

In June, Barrie gets about 85 mm on average, and last monthy got just 33 mm.

Kimball says the best chance for any precipitation in the Orillia-area is Friday and Friday night,  but it's only a 40 per cent probability, and it will be scattered with little accumulation.

There might be a better chance of measurable rain Monday next week, though it's not a sure thing.

Kimball says summer is often a time for high intensity and short duration thunderstorms that move off fairly quickly, which doesn't help the situation.

He says every summer is different and every month is different.

Kimball says this time last year we wanted the rain to end.

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