A pair of torrential downpours in Brandon was more than enough to set back-to-back records over the weekend.
Numbers from Environment Canada show that 42.6 mm of rain fell in Brandon on Saturday, mostly between about 3–7 a.m.
That was more than enough to break a nearly five-decade old record for a June 22. The old record was 31.5 mm, set in 1966.
Sunday, too, was a record-smasher. Environment Canada says a whopping 54.2 mm fell in Brandon on Sunday, demolishing the old record of 10.4 mm, set on June 23, 2002.
Altogether, Brandon received 96.8 mm of rain over the weekend. Environment Canada numbers are recorded at the airport, and it's possible that some areas received more.
For example, the most rain ever recorded in June at the Brandon airport was on June 2, 1953, when 80 mm of rain fell in a 24-hour period. However, that same day, a weather station at the Brandon Research Station recorded 102.9 mm. That's the most precipitation of any kind ever recorded in Brandon.
For readers who still use Imperial measurements, 100 mm is about four inches.