A Ray of Hope?
The Fraser Valley could receive another 50 mm of rain today but the mayor of Abbotsford seems confident his city is ready for it.
Henry Braun told CBC that repairs to local earthworks and a weekend release of flood waters into the Sumas River have left Abbotsford in good shape to handle anything shy of a 200 mm deluge. I sure hope mayor Henry isn't whistling past the graveyard but we'll know soon enough as la Nina, el Nino's ugly stepsister, sends another atmospheric river into the Fraser Valley.
There is some confusion about what the day will bring. The Weather Network has rainfall at 50-55 mm. The CBC claims this could be the biggest rain day of the past two weeks, upwards of 100 mm. Environment Canada is splitting the difference at somewhere between 50 and 80 mm.