Downpour in downtown, Wednesday

After rain Monday morning we have a downpour

Between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, it rained. But for about 30 minutes it was a downpour in Virden.

In the downtown,  rain water ran to the top of the gutters, threatening to flood iinto some buildings as clouds let go of their load.

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According to weather forecasts, showers were predicted, along with a possible thunderstorm.

The thunder boombers were loud and real-time radar showed patches of precipitation falling at the rate of 75 - 100 mm per hour along Hwy 1 and at Virden.

"Too dry" is changing to "too wet", just for a day or two, for farmers hoping to wrap up their green feed bales or start swathing canola, oats and barley - the earliest ripening crops.

The rain was  localized, leaving others to the north and the south high and dry.

© Virden Empire-Advance

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