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
Lake Superior Provincial Park 44.8
Sault Ste. Marie 47.8
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.