Lots of Rain fell Sunday Morning Throughout Algoma

Creek flowing from Alpha and Queminico Lakes – very full.

That rainstorm that hit about 3 a.m. Sunday in Wawa also delivered lots of rain to other parts of Northeastern Ontario. Total rainfall amounts of 25 millimetres or more received by Environment Canada as of Monday, July 24, at 6.00 p.m. are shown below. This rainfall may have been a contributing factor in the Hwy 17, Alona Bay Lookout washout. At the scene, Wawa-news was told that the washout was probably due to a beaver dam breaking.


Location and Total Rainfall Amount in millimetres (Algoma District)

Environment and Climate Change Canada Measurements

Wawa                                                     32.4
Lake Superior Provincial Park         44.8
Sault Ste. Marie                                   47.8

CoCoRaSH Measurements

Elliot Lake                                               35.3
Hilton Beach on St. Joseph Island     33.5

CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow) is a network
of volunteer weather observers.